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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 ascending
Bkr 3c Tom Piggott USN
CTC Harold Oleson USN
Sea 1c Harold Reed USN
F 1c Russell Wood USN
Sea 2c Tadeusz Wilczynski USN
QM 1c Robert Bates USN
SF 3c James Carr USN
GM 1c Howard Dietrich USN
Sea 1c Harold Ellison USN
Mach George Hoagwood USN
BM 2c Nunzio Metallo USN
Sea 2c Domenico Leta USN
Sea 2c Joseph Huls USN
Sea 2c Jesse Teague USN
Sea 2c William Walls USN
GM 3c John Purvis USN
RDEM Mirel Smith USN
CCS Robert Roberts USN
GM 2c Fritz Wollerman USN
GM 3c Paul Benzie USN

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