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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
Sea 1c Arthur Mcginnis USN
WT 2c Albert Molzahn USN
Cox George Mara USN
BM 1c Peter Kwitkowski USN
Cox Charles Spillane USN
Sea 1c Daniel Trujillo USN
Sea 2c Robert Pote USN
BM 2c Roy Schoen USN
CPhM Jack Savage USN
F 1c Lee Waterman USN
MM 2c Ernest Buckingham USN
Sea 1c Winfred Cramer USN
SK 3c Leon Folkman USN
WT 3c Paul Gerson USN
Sea 1c Donald Mcgee USN
Wt 2c Robert Moos USN
Sea 1c Wendell Martin USN
MM 3c John Kwolek USN
Sea 2c Albert Staymates USN
MM 3c Vernon Trevethan USN

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