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Birmingham

Ship Designation: 
CL-62
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

Name Service Branchsort descending
GM 3c Franklin Marker USN
Sea 1c David Jackson USN
BM 2c Clair Taylor USN
Sea 1c Frank Tomlinson USN
Sea 1c Emil Popa USN
Sea 1c John Sidor USN
MM 2c Anthony Russo USN
Sea 2c Howard Westfall USN
SC 1c John Bodnar USN
Sea 2c Joseph Costigan USN
GM 3c Arthur Fowler USN
Sea 1c Joseph Gluscic USN
F 1c Paul Mauter USN
MM 2c Carroll Moore USN
CEM Oscar Marriott USN
Sea 2c Norman Hunter USN
Sea 2c Loyd Taylor USN
Sea 2c James Truett USN
RM 3c Lewis Postle USN
Sea 1c John Schmidt USN

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