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Birmingham

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

Namesort ascending Service Branch
SC 1c John Bodnar USN
Sea 2c Cleo Blankenship USN
Sea 1c Anthony Blanco USN
CEM Joseph Bishop USN
GM 3c Paul Benzie USN
QM 1c Robert Bates USN
Sea 2c Albert Bassett USN
Sea 1c Samuel Barron USN
EM 2c Thomas Barger USN
Sea 2c Marshall Babbs USN
Sea 2c Carl Austin USN
RDM 3c Charles Agnew USN

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