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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Sea 2c Elmer Brake USN
Sea 1c Sidney Sommer USN
HA 2c Clyde Thomas USN
Prtr 3c Robert Miles USN
ARM 1c Robert David USN
AOM 2c George Brown USN
ACOM Gewin Smith USN
Lt Warren Keely USN
AMM 1c James Mcguffin USN
Cox John Davie USN
ACOM Avery Abram USN
Sea 1c Theodore Brown USN
EM 3c Maurlin Smith USN
Sea 1c Arthur Laprade USN
AOM 1c William Mcgregor USN
WT 2c Harry Darde USN
Sea 2c Francis Acton USN
Cox Stanley Brzozowski USN
AOM 2c Edmund Nawrocki USN
Sea 1c John Kudella USN


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