U.S.S. Allen M. Sumner DD-692
Lingayen Gulf - Operation Mike One

From 2-13 January 1945 Sumner participated in the landings to recapture Luzon Island. Sumner joined the units of Task Forces 78 and 79 which were a part of the Luzon Attack Force focusing on the area around Lingayen Gulf, P.I.  During this operation Sumner was struck by a Kamikaze that caused extensive damage and the loss of 16 of our Shipmates.  The following links will take you to the Ship's Action Report, Damage Report, Casualty Report and the reports of the Commander Destroyer Division ONE-Twenty and Destroyer Squadron SIXTY. Deck Log pages from the USS Barton, USS West Virginia and USS Hoggatt Bay further detail the story. This is then followed by Sumner's TBS (Talk Between Ships) logs for a portion of the engagement.

Track chart of Lingayen Gulf for the night of 7-8 January 1945 from the CDS60 Action Report

The Official Action Report as submitted

The Official Damage Report as submitted

LT Frame's Casualty Report as submitted

Photos of the Battle Damage

Commander Destroyer Destroyer Division ONE-TWENTY Action Report and Chronology

Commander Destroyer Squadron SIXTY Action Report and Chronology

Rescue of LTJG Colombus L. Newburn

PhM2c Lee R. Jensen's Letter of Commendation

Awards to the men who saved the Sumner

USS Barton (DD-722) Deck Log
Rescue and loss of TM2 John Nordell
  Burial at sea of a shipmate

USS West Virginia (BB-48) Deck Log
Transfer of the wounded  Loss of S2c Harry Ellington  Burial of S2c Harry Ellington  Loss and burial of S2c Paul Valley

USS Hoggatt Bay (CVE-75) Deck Log
Rescue of LTJG C. L. Newburn  Transfer to the USS New Mexico

TBS (Talk Between Ships) was the radio voice link used for tactical exchange of information between ships operating together. The following log pages cover the day of January 8, 1945, while Sumner was engaged in support of the landings at Lingayen Gulf.   The transmissions for the Call Sign Caboose (sometimes abbreviated as Cab) are Sumner's.  As can be seen from the transmissions of 0730, 0745, 0805 and 0810 when Sumner rescued the LTJG C. L. Newburn who had been shot down.

0010-0645 0650-0907 0910-1508 1515-1710 1715-1915 1922-2126 2127-2332 2333-2356

  The above scans are of electrostatic copies of original typewritten pages and in some cases of carbon copies. As such they may be a bit difficult to read, they have been scanned at higher resolutions to make it a bit easier on your eyes. Many thanks to Ron Babuka who supplied us with these copies.

of 15 March 1946

Report cover page Page 47 entry covering the Sumner