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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

Namesort descending Service Branch
AMM 1c James Mcguffin USN
Prtr 3c Robert Miles USN
AOM 2c Edmund Nawrocki USN
AOM 1c Billie Nitzel USN
Sea 1c John Pashkowsky USN
Ens Edward Philippe USNR
Sea 1c Benjamin Pomichowski USN
Sea 1c Avery Putnam USN
Sea 1c George Pyrch USN
Sea 1c Fred Rauscher USN
Sea 1c David Reynolds USN
Sea 1c Fredrick Runyon USN
Sea 1c Kampsey Sahm USN
Sea 1c James Schmid USN
ACMM Billy Shelton USN
ACOM Gewin Smith USN
EM 3c Maurlin Smith USN
Sea 1c Sidney Sommer USN
ACRM Reynold Soquist USN
HA 2c Clyde Thomas USN