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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 ascending
EM 2c Robert Peterson USN
Sea 1c Luther Owens USN
Sea 1c Donald Reed USN
Sea 1c George Wright USN
Sea 1c Alfonzo Dickerson USN
Sea 2c Albert Bassett USN
GM 3c Kenneth Carmody USN
Sea 2c Robert Dobbins USN
Sea 1c Harry Englert USN
GM 3c Wilbert Hedges USN
Sea 1c Walworth Mensenkamp USN
Sea 2c Ovila Leclaire USN
QM 3c James Howze USN
F 1c Lee Kenley USN
Sea 2c Paul Walker USN
Bkr 3c Tom Piggott USN
CTC Harold Oleson USN
Sea 1c Harold Reed USN
F 1c Russell Wood USN
Sea 2c Tadeusz Wilczynski USN