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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
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 descending Service Branch
Sea 2c William Sweeth USN
GM 2c James Trainor USN
F 1c Charles Volters USN
Std 2c Cedric Warren USN
F 1c Frank Weider USN
Sea 2c Reubin Wilmoth USN
StM 1c William Withers USN
F 1c Theodore Woitowicz USN


Various Sources