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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



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 ascending Service Branch
F 1c Frank Colwell USN
F 1c Joseph Carpinello USN
SM 3c Norman Burton USN
Sea 1c Alos Browning USN
MOMM 1c Jack Blunden USN
Sea 1c Paul Beaurline USN
SF 3c John Beauchamp USN
SK 3c Herbert Bauer USN
SF 1c William Barefoot USN
SF 3c John Angle USN
SK 3c Stephen Aleksiewicz USN
SF 3c Bernard Aaronson USN