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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 ascending Service Branch
AOM 2c William Zeits USN
Sea 2c Stanley Yeager USN
Sea 2c Carl Wilson USN
Sea 2c Leland Wickliffe USN
AOM 1c Norman Waters USN
ARM 2c Joseph Wall USN
Sea 2c John Walkup USN
Sea 2c Paul Walker USN
AOM 2c James Wagoner USN
Sea 1c Joaquim Vieira USN
AOM 2c Robert Traynor USN
HA 2c Clyde Thomas USN
ACRM Reynold Soquist USN
Sea 1c Sidney Sommer USN
ACOM Gewin Smith USN
EM 3c Maurlin Smith USN
ACMM Billy Shelton USN
Sea 1c James Schmid USN
Sea 1c Kampsey Sahm USN
Sea 1c Fredrick Runyon USN


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