Merchant Mariners killed on U.S. operated ships during World War II
Last name begins with "V"

Home - home address of designated next of kin, not necessarily the person's home town.

BWI=British West Indies
PI=Philippine Islands
PR=Ruerto Rico
VI=Virgin Islands
NWI=Netherlands West Indies

NatCem - American Battle Monuments Commission National Cemetery

A.B.=Able-Bodied Seaman
O.S.=Ordinary Seaman

There are many inconsistencies in spelling, home towns, etc. among our sources. We include other spellings in brackets.

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Last First Ship Date Position Home Age
Våg Gudmund Lund El Lago 10/11/42 A.B. Davik Norway 21
Vail Leslie Gilson Illinois 06/02/42 Radio Officer Orient NY Unknown
Vain Thomas Filmore Fort Lee 11/02/44 Wiper Baltimore MD 19
Valavan Gus Jack 05/27/42 Refrig. Engr. Unknown Unknown
Valdes [Valdez] Juan Francisco Irenee Dupont 03/17/43 O.S. Havana Cuba Unknown
Valdez Francisco Winkler 02/23/43 2nd Cook Philadelphia PA Unknown
Valdez Pedro Stephen Hopkins 09/27/42 Wiper San Pabelion Spain 51
Valen Leif Gunnar Equipoise 03/26/42 A.B. White Plains NY [Oslo Norway] 36
Valente Karlo Angelo J. H. Senior 08/19/43 Oiler/F DENMARK 29
Valentin Isidoro Jeremiah Van Rensselaer 02/02/43 Utility New York NY Unknown
Valentine Morris Francis Sumner I. Kimball 01/16/44 Oiler Portland ME Unknown
Valenzuela Antonio Castilla 06/06/42 A.B. Puerto Cortes Honduras 52
Valetsis Nik Andrea F. Luckenbach 03/10/43 F/W Korfu Greece Unknown
Vallianos Nicolas John A. Poor 03/19/44 F/W Sefolonia Greece 60
Vallis William Arthur Harry Luckenbach 03/17/43 Oiler Bayonne NJ Unknown
Van Arnam Clinton Eugene James McKay 12/08/42 Oiler Troy NY Unknown
Van Artsdalen Spencer Tomlinson John A. Poor 03/19/44 O.S. Leesburg NJ Unknown
Van Brogen [Brogan] Raymond Caddo 11/23/42 A.B. Oskaloosa IA 27
Van Cott Harold Scales West Lashaway 08/30/42 Radio Officer Stapleton NY Unknown
Van De Putte Henry El Occidente 04/13/42 Messman Belgium 40
Van Den Brand Jean Buried North Africa NatCem 08/05/43 Unknown NY Unknown
Van Den Eynde Marcel El Occidente 04/13/42 A.B. Belgium 19
Van Dendale Leo Francis Nathaniel Hawthorne 11/07/42 Radio Officer Long Beach CA Unknown
Van Der Zyden [Zijden ] Arnoldus Pink Star [former Danish Landby] 09/19/41 Messman Rotterdam Holland 19
Van Dessel Pierre Lubrafol 05/09/42 1st Engineer Belgium 43
Van Etten Philip Buried North Africa NatCem 04/22/42 Unknown NY Unknown
Van Gansean Frans Winkler 02/23/43 A.B. Belgium Unknown
Van Lienden Hendrikus Unknown Unknown Unknown Brooklyn NY Unknown
Van Namee Charles Henry David H. Atwater 04/02/42 A.B. Malden MA Unknown
Van Pelt Lewis Post Nathaniel Hawthorne 11/07/42 Steward Portland OR Unknown
Van Pelt Richard Andrew Gulfamerica 04/16/42 Wiper Charleston WV 18
Van Valkenberg Ralph Justine Foss Executed Wake Island 10/07/43 Chief Mate Tacoma WA Unknown
Van Wyngaarden Peter R. Saint Mihiel 04/09/45 O.S. Unknown Unknown
Vancure Robert Charles Louise Lykes 01/09/43 Engine Cadet Youngstown OH Unknown
Vandeberg Joseph Lubrafol 05/09/42 Messman Belgium 45
Vandecar Bennett Nathaniel Hawthorne 11/07/42 Oiler Marshfield OR Unknown
Vandegriff Edwin Hughes Theodore Dwight Weld 09/20/43 F/W Cincinnati OH Unknown
Vanden Assem Christian Pillory 06/05/44 Unknown Passaic NJ 41
Vander Velde Charles Bateau [former Italian Euro] 03/29/42 Oiler Hoboken NJ 44
VanDerhoof George Frederick Richard Bland 03/10/43 Utility Geneva NY Unknown
Vanderhorst Walter City of Flint 06/27/43 Messman Charlestown SC Unknown
Vanderwoude Jacobus Hermanus Byron Benson 04/04/42 3rd Mate Plainfield NJ Unknown
Vandewater George Edward Halo 05/20/42 Galleyman Jersey City NJ Unknown
Vanetta Hamilton Lloyd Joseph M. Cudahy 05/05/42 Wiper Maple Shade NJ Unknown
Varela Jesus La Salle 11/07/42 F/W New York NY Unknown
Varela Jose San Blas 06/16/42 Wiper Honduras 24
Varga Manuel Altair 11/21/43 Messman Unknown Unknown
Varner Marshall LeRoy Caribsea 03/11/42 2nd Engineer Portsmouth VA Unknown
Vasquez Angel Pompoon 11/12/43 Donkeyman Colombia Unknown
Vastra Bernard Granville 03/12/43 2nd Engineer Estonia Unknown
Vaughan John Francis Mary Luckenbach 09/13/42 2nd Engineer Jamaica Plains MA Unknown
Vaughan Kenneth Stephen Hopkins 09/27/42 3rd Engineer Oakland CA 22
Vaughan Sebastian R. Sixaola 06/12/42 Messman New Orleans LA Unknown
Vaught Basil E. Esso Bolivar 03/07/42 O.S. USA Unknown
Vazquez Manuel Angelina 10/17/42 Oiler Plaza Ponce PR Unknown
Vealie Joseph Jordan Lake Osweya 02/20/42 Oiler West Englewood NJ Unknown
Veatch Emory Noel Robert E. Hopkins 02/07/43 O.S. Topeka KS Unknown
Vega Felix Lopez Examelia/Zaandam 11/02/42 Utility Ponce PR Unknown
Vega Lazarro Norlavore 02/24/42 Messman Astorga Spain Unknown
Vega Pedro Diaz Coamo 12/09/42 Wiper Brooklyn NY Unknown
Vegas Benjamin Buried Manila NatCem 03/20/46 Unknown CA Unknown
Veiga Henry Coamo 12/09/42 Chief Cook New York NY Unknown
Veillon Davis Gulfland 10/21/43 Messman Unknown Unknown
Veira Juan Antonia Coamo 12/09/42 Refrig. Engr. New York NY Unknown
Velasquez Jaime G. Buried Rhone NatCem 07/28/45 Unknown PR Unknown
Velasquez Pedro Mariana 03/05/42 F/W Ensenada PR Unknown
Velez Agustin [Augustin] Tillie Lykes 06/15/42 O.S. Santurce PR Unknown
Velez Guillermo O. Cynthia Olson 12/07/41 Cook Unknown Unknown
Velez Pedro Arlyn 08/28/42 Oiler Mayaguez PR Unknown
Vena Joseph Anthony Astral 12/02/41 Wiper Brooklyn NY Unknown
Venieres Michael Steel Age 03/07/42 Bosun Piraeus Greece Unknown
Vennell Clarence Elwood Esso Williamsburg 09/23/42 O.S. Philadelphia PA Unknown
Vercammen Louis Chenango 04/20/42 Bosun Belgium 31
Verdon William Henry Ohioan 05/08/42 2nd Engineer San Francisco CA Unknown
Vergara Pedro C. J. Barkdull 01/10/43 Chief Steward Unknown Unknown
Verissimo B. B. Longtaker [Sessa] 08/17/41 Coal Passer Portugal 48
Vermillion Harry Daniel Syros 05/26/42 A.B. Upper Marlboro MD Unknown
Vernon Robert Louis Bushranger 05/31/42 Chief Steward Buffalo NY Unknown
Verrett Levy Sixaola 06/12/42 Night Engineer New Orleans LA Unknown
Verrett Spencer George Alamar/Massmar 07/05/42 Steward Baltimore MD Unknown
Vicinus Daniel Rupert Examelia 10/09/42 F/W Vineland NJ Unknown
Vickerman Charles Mordaunt Velma Lykes 06/04/42 Radio Officer Farrell PA Unknown
Vickers George Daniel Liebre 04/02/42 A.B. West Medford MA Unknown
Vidal Alfonso USAT Royal T. Frank 01/28/42 Oiler Unknown Unknown
Videau Roberto Castilla 06/06/42 F/W Unknown Unknown
Vieira Joseph Mary Luckenbach 09/13/42 Bosun New York NY Unknown
Vieras Julio Martinez James McKay 12/08/42 Wiper New York NY Unknown
Vieter Theodore W. C. J. Barkdull 01/10/43 3rd Mate Perth Amboy NJ Unknown
Viglione Albert Peter Pan Massachusetts 02/19/42 Messman Lawrence MA Unknown
Vik Ole Raceland 03/28/42 Cook Jacksonville FL [Sandtorg Norway] 19
Vila Joseph Carrabulle 05/26/42 Pumpman Baltimore MD Unknown
Vila Ramon Cherokee 06/15/42 Waiter Arto Rey PR Unknown
Vilanova Etbino Steel Navigator 10/19/42 Jr. Engineer Alexandria VA Unknown
Vilar Julius Chenango 04/20/42 Coal Passer New York NY 29
Vilarino Manuel West Ivis 01/26/42 A.B. San Francisco CA Unknown
Vilbasis Frank Jr. Pan Atlantic 07/06/42 Messman Philadelphia PA Unknown
Villa Raymond T. Cynthia Olson 12/07/41 A.B. Unknown Unknown
Villafana Leovigildo Balladier 08/15/42 Wiper New York NY Unknown
Villagran Pantaleon Louise Lykes 01/09/43 2nd Engineer Jersey City NJ Unknown
Villajos [Villalos] Pablo Altair 11/21/43 A.B. Unknown Unknown
Villano Robert Joseph Penelope Barker 01/25/44 A.B. Long Island City NY Unknown
Villar Ramon Scottsburg 06/15/42 Oiler New York NY Unknown
Villegas Jose Cherokee 06/15/42 Messman New York NY Unknown
Vincent Thomas George Colabee 03/12/42 Oiler South Ozone Park NY Unknown
Vindel Francisco San Blas 06/16/42 Oiler Honduras 21
Vineck John Samuel Huntington 01/29/44 A.B. New York NY Unknown
Vinson Elmer Ellsworth Jr. Puerto Rican 03/09/43 3rd Engineer San Francisco CA Unknown
Viotto Auguste Domingo Gulfamerica 04/16/42 F/W New York NY Unknown
Viridakis George Lost in training 12/12/42 Cadet Unknown Unknown
Vissetti John R. William H. Welch 02/26/44 Messman Unknown Unknown
Vitacco Anthony Unknown Unknown Unknown Mt. Carmel PA Unknown
Vitalis Vasilios Ramapo 02/16/42 Cook Matawan NJ 29
Vlachulis Andrew H. Pan Pennsylvania 04/16/44 Steward New York NY Unknown
Vliockos John Parismina 11/18/42 F/W South Boston MA Unknown
Voisine Renard Jacksonville 08/30/44 A.B. Bingham ME Unknown
Voliva Daniel Benjamin Rosario 02/21/43 A.B. Vandemere NC Unknown
Volkert Earl Ray W. L. Steed 02/02/42 Cook St. Louis MO Unknown
Vollmuth Herman West Lashaway 08/30/42 A.B. Richmond Hill NY Unknown
Von Dolteren Anthony J. James Oglethorpe 03/16/43 Utility Savannah GA Unknown
Von Pentz Theodore La Salle 11/07/42 Deck Engineer Springfield Gardens NY Unknown
Von Postel Henry Walter Allan Jackson 01/19/42 A.B. Charlestown SC 33
Von Velasco Josef [Joseph] Illinois 06/02/42 Steward Jersey City NJ Unknown
Vonberg William Ernest Sumner I. Kimball 01/16/44 1st Engineer Newton MA Unknown
Voss Frank Henry Rawleigh Warner 06/23/42 Steward Port Arthur TX 52
Voss Orlin Kenneth Balladier 08/15/42 F/W Arapahoe NE Unknown
Vukadinovich Sava Scapa Flow 11/14/42 F/W Yugoslavia 47


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