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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Tuesday, October 24, 1944
Battle of Leyte Gulf
While attempting to render aid to heavily battle damaged USS Princeton, .Birmingham proceeded alongside stricken ship when explosion on Princeton severely damaged Birmingham. 237 crewmembers killed and another 426 injured on Birmingham.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 232

Namesort ascending Service Branch
GM 3c Jerome Zespy USN
F 1c Henry Wytrykowski USN
Sea 1c George Wright USN
F 1c Russell Wood USN
Bkr 3c Harry Wong USN
GM 2c Fritz Wollerman USN
Sea 2c Warren Wolff USN
FC 3c Max Wilson USN
Sea 2c Tadeusz Wilczynski USN
Sea 2c Fred White USN
Sea 2c Howard Westfall USN
F 1c Clayton West USN
SK 3c Paul Wells USN
Sea 1c Ralph Weigand USN
FC 3c James Wedeking USN
SC 1c Edward Webb USN
Sea 1c Bruce Weaver USN
Sea 2c Marlin Weaver USN
Sea 2c Delbert Waynick USN
F 1c Lee Waterman USN


Prepared by CAPT R.O. Strange USN (Ret.)