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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
F 1c William Elson USN
Sea 2c Raymond Hartle USN
MM 3c Billy Menius USN
Sea 1c Osias Leblanc USN
Sea 2c Broudis Huckaby USN
Ens Robert Kerr USN
F 1c Ferdinand Voigt USN
EM 2c Robert Peterson USN
Sea 1c Luther Owens USN
Sea 1c Donald Reed USN
Sea 1c George Wright USN
Sea 1c Alfonzo Dickerson USN


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