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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 ascending Service Branch
Sea 1c David Reynolds USN
Sea 1c Fred Rauscher USN
Sea 1c George Pyrch USN
Sea 1c Avery Putnam USN
Sea 1c Benjamin Pomichowski USN
Ens Edward Philippe USNR
Sea 1c John Pashkowsky USN
AOM 1c Billie Nitzel USN
AOM 2c Edmund Nawrocki USN
Prtr 3c Robert Miles USN
AMM 1c James Mcguffin USN
AOM 1c William Mcgregor USN
AMM 2c George Mcclease USN
ARM 2c Jack Martin USN
ARM 1c Dodson Marsh USN
ARM 2c George Marsh USN
ARM 2c Herbert Logsdon USN
Sea 1c John Leopard USN
Sea 1c Arthur Laprade USN
Sea 2c Harvey Lafosse USN