Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Horace Ray Whitfield

USN (6572262). American

Died  28 May 1945

Roster information listed for Horace Ray Whitfield

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
USS Donnell (DE 56)Destroyer escortCoxswain3 May 1944U-473 (1)

Personal information

Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Haywood Whitfield, of Greenville, NC. He was injured when USS Donnell was torpedoed, transferred to USS Reeves on 6 May 1944 and taken to the USN hospital at Crevagh, Northern Ireland.

Horace Ray Whitfield was lost in the sinking of USS Drexler which was struck by a Kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa on 28 May 1945.


  1. American Battle Monuments Commission

Crew list for Ships hit by U-boats