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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 descending Service Branch
Sea 2c Daniel Hedges USN
Sea 1c Thomas High USN
Sea 1c John Hoffenpradel USN
Sea 1c Emil Hubner USN
Sea 1c Elmo Johnson USN
Sea 1c Ralph Johnson USN
Sea 1c Harold June USN
Lt Warren Keely USN
Sea 1c William Koschuch USN
Sea 2c Arthur Krohn USN
Sea 1c John Kudella USN
Sea 2c Harvey Lafosse USN
Sea 1c Arthur Laprade USN
Sea 1c John Leopard USN
ARM 2c Herbert Logsdon USN
ARM 1c Dodson Marsh USN
ARM 2c George Marsh USN
ARM 2c Jack Martin USN
AMM 2c George Mcclease USN
AOM 1c William Mcgregor USN