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 Belknapâ€™s number two stack. ... This crippled her engines, killed 38 men and wounded 49. ... Belknap remained at Lingayen making emergency repairs until January 18.