Typhoon Cobra

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall


The actions of the men and their ships are extensively chronicled in several books, including the excellent "Down to the Sea: An Epic Story of Naval Disaster and Heroism in World War II" by Bruce Henderson.

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James Andrea
Class of 1937

LCDR, USN

West New York, New Jersey

December 18, 1944 (30 years old)

Operational loss, WWII, Pacific, Typhoon Cobra, USS Spence (DD 512), Ship


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Floyd Garrett, Jr.
Class of 1938

LCDR, USN

Little Rock, Arkansas

December 18, 1944 (29 years old)

Operational loss, WWII, Pacific, Typhoon Cobra, USS Monaghan (DD 354), Ship


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Donald Van Iderstine
Class of 1942

LT, USNR

Seattle, Washington

December 18, 1944 (26 years old)

Operational loss, WWII, Pacific, Typhoon Cobra, USS Monaghan (DD 354), Ship


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David Collins
Class of 1944

LTJG, USN

Newport News, Virginia

December 18, 1944 (23 years old)

Operational loss, WWII, Pacific, Typhoon Cobra, USS Spence (DD 512), Ship


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Robert Nolop
Class of 1944

LTJG, USN

Libby, Montana

December 18, 1944 (23 years old)

Operational loss, WWII, Pacific, Typhoon Cobra, USS Monaghan (DD 354), Ship


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Robert Brightman
Class of 1945

ENS, USN

Clovis, New Mexico

December 18, 1944 (23 years old)

Operational loss, WWII, Pacific, Typhoon Cobra, USS Spence (DD 512), Ship