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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 ascending
Sea 1c Edward Quinn USN
F 1c Harold Smith USN
MM 2c Edward Ritchey USN
Bkr 3c Harry Wong USN
CEM Joseph Bishop USN
Lt Roland Cooper USN
F 2c Frank Decenzo USN
Lt Stanley Ekstrom USN
MM 2c Anthony Hoegerl USN
Sea 2c Wallace Mitchell USN
QM 3c James Libengood USN
Sea 2c Henry Howard USN
Sea 2c Joseph Thurman USN
Sea 2c George Tonka USN
Cox Charles Ramsey USN
CStd Isidro Solano USN
Sea 1c Eugene Richie USN
Sea 2c Warren Wolff USN
Sea 1c Anthony Blanco USN
Sea 2c Charles Corbin USN


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