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Aircraft Losses Suffered by Third Fleet, 17-18 December 1944, Compiled From Official Sources

 Ship Lost Damaged Beyond Repair  Total
 Task Group 30.7  - - -
 Task Group 30.8    
 Kwajalein   3 -    3
 Cape Esperance 31 12  43
Nehenta Bay   4  4   8
Altamaha 32  8  40
       
 Task Group 38.1  
 Cowpens   7 -   7
Monterey 18 -  18
 Boston   1 -    1
Massachusetts   2 -    2
Alabama   2 -    2
Baltimore    1 -    1
       
Task Group 38.2      
 Miami  2 -    2
Vincennes  1 -    1
Pasadena  2 -    2
Astoria  2 -    2
Iowa  1 -    1
Wisconsin  3 -    3
       
Task Group 38.3      
 Santa Fe  1 -    1
Biloxi  1 -    1
San Jacinto  8 -    8
       
 Total     146

A true copy. Attest:

/s/
Herbert K. Gates
Captain, U.S. Navy
Judge Advocate

Source: Exhibit 15, Court of Inquiry to the loss of USS Hull, USS Spence, and USS Monaghan and damage to other Third Fleet ships, Modern Military Branch, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD.

10 April 2001

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Published:Tue Apr 14 07:12:35 EDT 2015