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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
F 1c Burnis Lowe USN
GM 3c Richard Johnston USN
M 3c William Lawson USN
Sea 2c Charles Walden USN
MM 2c Clyde Vaughn USN
GM 3c Lowell Nelson USN
Cox Alvin Schultz USN
MM 2c Howard Roleder USN
Sea 2c Marlin Weaver USN
Sea 2c Carl Austin USN
Sea 1c Daniel Butkiewich USN
SSM 3c Albert Droste USN
Sea 2c George Estes USN
Sea 1c Joe Graves USN
WT 2c Paul Mierzejewski USN
Sea 2c Ernest Loeffler USN
Sea 2c Frank Johnson USN
Sea 2c John Lavalle USN
Sea 2c Jack Wade USN
MM 1c Roy Ulery USN

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