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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services


Belleau Wood

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
Sea 1c John Kudella USN
Sea 2c Arthur Krohn USN
Sea 1c William Koschuch USN
Lt Warren Keely USN
Sea 1c Harold June USN
Sea 1c Elmo Johnson USN
Sea 1c Ralph Johnson USN
Sea 1c Emil Hubner USN
Sea 1c John Hoffenpradel USN
Sea 1c Thomas High USN
Sea 2c Daniel Hedges USN
Sea 1c Harry Hannaman USN
ARM 1c John Gorman USN
AMM 1c James Gardner USN
Cox Carl Gardiner USN
AMM 1c Carlyle Fuglie USN
AMM 3c John Freitas USN
SF 2c Frederick Fox USN
Sea 1c John Flematti USN
EM 3c Alfred Fenton USN