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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
AOM 1c Billie Nitzel USN
Sea 2c Harvey Lafosse USN
Sea 2c Daniel Hedges USN
ARM 2c Robert Drake USN
Sea 2c Robert Agner USN
Sea 1c Michael Cercone USN
Sea 1c Benjamin Pomichowski USN
Sea 2c Arthur Krohn USN
Sea 1c Thomas High USN
AOM 2c Louis Drop USN
Ens Edward Philippe USNR