Aboard DE RUYTER in the Java Sea Battle were at least three U. S. Navy personnel were aboard temporary duty for liaison and communications purposes
Thank you for that information, I do have a list of 2066 names listing the Dutch Navy people plus other navy personnel, killed and those who survived the Battles around the DEI.
Penhollow and Sholar are listed, but I could not find an Officer from the USN killed in de Ruyter.
JACK WILBUR PENHALLOW SM3C SURV RNN DE RUYTER 27 02 42 RESCUED BY USS S-37
MARVIN EDWARD SHOLAR SM1C SURV RNN DE RUYTER 27 02 42 RESCUED BY USS S-37 ( he is listed as Sholar not Scholar, do not know what is correct )
When I was sunk in HMAS Canberra at Savo on the 9th. of August 1942, we carried US Naval Officers to look after the Cipher machine and its operation, one of them Lieutenant ( JG ) J. W. Vance was killed in the action, and later had a US Destroyer named after him.
Best wishes from OZ.
Some details of S-37, the old S boat going back to 1923 who picked up both Penhollow and Sholar after de Ruyter was sunk in Februay 1942.
The para describing S-37 picking up US survivors from the Dutch Cruiser de Ruyter.