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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Sunday, November 12, 1944
Air Attack near the Philippines
Achilles took part in the Leyte landings in October and November 1944. On November 12, a Japanese air attack swept in upon the invading American fleet. Intense antiaircraft fire downed two enemy planes almost instantly, two more crashed into repair ships - Egeria (ARL-8) and Achilles (ARL-41).

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 32

Namesort descending Service Branch
SF 3c Bernard Aaronson USN
SK 3c Stephen Aleksiewicz USN
SF 3c John Angle USN
SF 1c William Barefoot USN
SK 3c Herbert Bauer USN
SF 3c John Beauchamp USN
Sea 1c Paul Beaurline USN
MOMM 1c Jack Blunden USN
Sea 1c Alos Browning USN
SM 3c Norman Burton USN
F 1c Joseph Carpinello USN
F 1c Frank Colwell USN
MOMM 1c Ralph Dickes USN
MOMM 2c John Dowdy USN
Sea 1c Melvin Fleisher USN
SK 3c Martin Ginsberg USN
MOMM 2c Anthony Grabinski USN
StM 1c Clarence Gray USN
GM 3c Porter Henderson USN
Sea 1c Edwin Henry USN


Various Sources