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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
SOM 2c Edward Bessom USN
MM 2c Kenneth Hoffmann USN
Sea 1c Guadalupe Castillo USN
EM 1c John Mattes USN
Sea 1c Lewis Cook USN
WT 2c Harvey Moon USN
Sea 2c William Sweeth USN
SM 3c William Lewis USN