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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Cox John Allard USN
Sea 2c Marion Clayton USN
Sea 1c Avery Putnam USN
Sea 1c Emil Hubner USN
ARM 1c John Gorman USN
Sea 2c Stanley Yeager USN
ARM 2c Glenn Allen USN
Mach Raymond Connell USN
Sea 1c John Pashkowsky USN
Sea 1c Elmo Johnson USN
AMM 1c James Gardner USN
AOM 2c William Zeits USN
Sea 2c Lonnie Allen USN
PR 2c Carl Crump USN
Sea 1c Joaquim Vieira USN
Sea 1c Ralph Johnson USN
Cox Carl Gardiner USN
AOM 1c Norman Waters USN
Sea 2c Elmer Barham USN
Sea 1c Kampsey Sahm USN