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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
AOM 2c Robert Traynor USN
Sea 1c Joaquim Vieira USN
AOM 2c James Wagoner USN
Sea 2c Paul Walker USN
Sea 2c John Walkup USN
ARM 2c Joseph Wall USN
AOM 1c Norman Waters USN
Sea 2c Leland Wickliffe USN
Sea 2c Carl Wilson USN
Sea 2c Stanley Yeager USN
AOM 2c William Zeits USN