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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services


Belleau Wood

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Monday, October 30, 1944
Kamakaze Attack near Leyte
While patrolling with her task group east of Leyte, BELLEAU WOOD shot down a Japanese suicide plane which fell on her flight deck causing fires which set off ammunition. Before the holocaust could be brought under control 92 men were killed or missing.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 91

Namesort descending Service Branch
ACOM Avery Abram USN
Sea 2c Francis Acton USN
Sea 2c Calvin Adams USN
Sea 2c Robert Agner USN
Sea 2c Frank Alderson USN
Cox John Allard USN
ARM 2c Glenn Allen USN
Sea 2c Lonnie Allen USN
Sea 2c Elmer Barham USN
Sea 2c Paul Barker USN
AMM 2c Russell Barlow USN
Sea 1c Emilien Beaupre USN
Sea 2c Thomas Bell USN
Sea 2c Claude Bounds USN
Sea 2c Elmer Brake USN
AOM 2c George Brown USN
Sea 1c Theodore Brown USN
Cox Stanley Brzozowski USN
AOM 2c Preston Bunch USN
Sea 1c Michael Cercone USN


Prepared by CAPT R.O. Strange USN (Ret.)