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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
AMM 2c Russell Barlow USN
Sea 1c Fred Rauscher USN
ARM 2c Joseph Wall USN
ARM 1c Dodson Marsh USN
EM 3c Alfred Fenton USN
Sea 1c Emilien Beaupre USN
Sea 1c David Reynolds USN
Sea 2c John Walkup USN
ARM 2c George Marsh USN
Sea 1c John Flematti USN
Ens Edward Philippe USNR