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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
Bkr 1c Frank Shaver USN
FC 3c Max Wilson USN
Sea 1c Ralph Weigand USN
EM 2c Thomas Barger USN
RDM 3c Vincenzo Caputo USN
Sea 1c Charles Dymond USN
Sea 2c Francis Elsinger USN
Sea 1c Charles Gwinn USN
FC 3c Robert Miller USN
SC 3c Daniel Leonard USN
Sea 2c William Jaramillo USN
Sea 2c Joseph Latorre USN
Sea 2c Delmar Voelker USN
SF 2c Larus Payton USN
Sea 2c James Mount USN
Lt Alan Reed USN
F 1c Henry Wytrykowski USN
GM 3c Jerome Zespy USN
Sea 1c Samuel Barron USN
Sea 1c Robert Carl USN

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