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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Friday, January 12, 1945
Air Attack at Lingayen Gulf
Acting as a shore bombardment and beach reconnaissance vessel at the Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, landings Belknap came under attack. She trained all her guns on an attacking suicide plane which crashed into Belknap’s number two stack. ... This crippled her engines, killed 38 men and wounded 49. ... Belknap remained at Lingayen making emergency repairs until January 18.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 28

Namesort ascending Service Branch
F 1c Theodore Woitowicz USN
StM 1c William Withers USN
Sea 2c Reubin Wilmoth USN
F 1c Frank Weider USN
Std 2c Cedric Warren USN
F 1c Charles Volters USN
GM 2c James Trainor USN
Sea 2c William Sweeth USN
F 1c Francis Snow USN
F 2c Charles Skeen USN
Sea 2c Richard Shumaker USN
SK 1c F. Scoggins USN
MOMM 2c James Rodriguez USN
WT 3c Roy Ponder USN
GM 3c John Pietrowski USN
Y 3c Robert Parker USN
WT 3c William Oliver USN
WT 2c Harvey Moon USN
EM 1c John Mattes USN
SM 3c William Lewis USN