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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



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
Sea 1c Paul Frazier USN
Sea 2c Edward Golitko USN
Lt Donald Mccormick USN
Sea 1c John Minahan USN
GM 3c Franklin Marker USN
Sea 1c David Jackson USN
BM 2c Clair Taylor USN
Sea 1c Frank Tomlinson USN
Sea 1c Emil Popa USN
Sea 1c John Sidor USN
MM 2c Anthony Russo USN
Sea 2c Howard Westfall USN