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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 descending Service Branch
Sea 1c Edward Nettles USN
WT 3c Kenneth Nielsen USN
CTC Harold Oleson USN
Sea 1c Luther Owens USN
SF 2c Larus Payton USN
Sea 2c Harry Peregud USN
Cdr Van Perkins USN
EM 2c Robert Peterson USN
Bkr 3c Tom Piggott USN
F 1c John Pires USN
Sea 1c Emil Popa USN
RM 3c Lewis Postle USN
Sea 2c Robert Pote USN
GM 3c John Purvis USN
Sea 1c Edward Quinn USN
Cox Charles Ramsey USN
Lt Alan Reed USN
Sea 1c Donald Reed USN
Sea 1c Harold Reed USN
Sea 2c Omar Richard USN

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