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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

Namesort descending Service Branch
F 1c Clayton West USN
Sea 2c Howard Westfall USN
Sea 2c Fred White USN
Sea 2c Tadeusz Wilczynski USN
FC 3c Max Wilson USN
Sea 2c Warren Wolff USN
GM 2c Fritz Wollerman USN
Bkr 3c Harry Wong USN
F 1c Russell Wood USN
Sea 1c George Wright USN
F 1c Henry Wytrykowski USN
GM 3c Jerome Zespy USN


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