SK3 Fayette Anthony Lamphere

SK3 Fayette Anthony Lamphere

Underhill, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
Death 1 Mar 1942 (aged 22)
At Sea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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Son of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Joseph Lamphere.

Fayette served as a Storekeeper, Third Class, U.S.S. Langley (CV-1), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Underhill, Chittenden County, Vermont prior to the war.

On February 27, 1942 the U.S.S. Langley (CV-1) had been so badly damaged by Japanese dive bombers that she had to be scuttled by her own escorts.

The U.S.S. Whipple (DD-217) picked up the Langley survivors and on the next day, February 28, they were transferred to the U.S.S. Pecos (AO-6).

Fayette was a survivor of the Langley and was now on the Pecos.

On March 1st, the Pecos was sunk by a Japanese air attack from the planes on the aircraft carrier Sōryū & aircraft carrier Kaga. The Whipple arrived shortly after the sinking and picked up 231 survivors from the Pecos.

Fayette was declared "Missing In Action" in the sinking of the Pecos.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 2125427

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett




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