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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
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
Sea 2c Frank Alderson USN
Sea 2c Arthur Chapman USN
Sea 1c George Pyrch USN
Sea 1c William Koschuch USN
Sea 1c Harry Hannaman USN
Sea 1c John Hoffenpradel USN
Cox John Allard USN
Sea 2c Marion Clayton USN
Sea 1c Avery Putnam USN
Sea 1c Emil Hubner USN
ARM 1c John Gorman USN