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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
ARM 3c William Eschuck USN
AOM 2c Louis Drop USN
ARM 2c Robert Drake USN
Sea 1c Victor Devarney USN
Cox John Davie USN
ARM 1c Robert David USN
WT 2c Harry Darde USN
PR 2c Carl Crump USN
Mach Raymond Connell USN
Sea 2c Marion Clayton USN
Sea 2c Arthur Chapman USN
Sea 1c Michael Cercone USN
AOM 2c Preston Bunch USN
Cox Stanley Brzozowski USN
AOM 2c George Brown USN
Sea 1c Theodore Brown USN
Sea 2c Elmer Brake USN
Sea 2c Claude Bounds USN
Sea 2c Thomas Bell USN
Sea 1c Emilien Beaupre USN