U.S. Navy Armed Guard Killed and Wounded on U.S. and foreign ships during World War II
Last name begins with "B"

*An asterisk after a name indicates U.S. Navy personnel listed as killed aboard ship, but from our sources we cannot distinguish with certainty which ones were Armed Guard. There may be others than those indicated.

SS Dorchester -- 27 Navy men killed, of those 11 were Armed Guard
SS Henry R. Mallory -- 100 Navy men killed, of those 15 were Armed Guard

Date of Death
The date given below is the date of attack resulting in the casualty. According to official Navy procedure, if there was no body recovered, the person was presumed dead 1-year-plus-1-day after the ship was due at its destination. In some cases, the date listed below was based on postwar German records. Our sources sometimes disagree on the date, usually only by one or two days.

The graves of most Armed Guard and Merchant Marine victims of torpedoes, bombs, and kamikazes, are marked only by the ocean waves. May they rest in peace!

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Armed Guard Killed Armed Guard Wounded

Last First Ship Date Rank Home Age
Babb Milton William Jack Carnes 08/30/42 S2c TX  
Badley Kenneth R. Jeremiah Van Rennselaer 02/02/43 S1c CA  
Bailey Frederic E. F. A. C. Muhlenberg 01/25/44 Lt NJ  
Bailey Dot H. Meriwether Lewis 03/02/43 S1c WV  
Bailey William T. Wichita 09/19/42 Ens. MO  
Bailkey Harold Lake Osweya 02/20/42 GM3c WI  
Bain Donald Ian Joseph Wheeler 12/02/43 S1c MA  
Bak Alec F. Jean Nicolet 07/02/44 S1c MI  
Baker Glenn H. Esso Williamsburg 09/22/42 S1c WA  
Baker John L. J. Pinckney Henderson 08/19/43 Signal   25
Baker John William Mary Luckenbach 09/14/42 S2c MO  
Baker Wayne Richard Bland 03/10/43 BM2c TX  
Baker Walter B. William C. Gorgas 03/10/43 Ens. OH  
Balas Andrew Ambrose Stanvac Palembang 07/11/42 AS IL  
Balconis Francis A. John Bascom 12/02/43 S1c NY  
Balish Thomas J. Mary A. Livermore 05/27/45 S1c    
Ballard William P. Jr. Gurney E. Newlin 10/27/42 S1c TX  
Ballo Charles J. Jeremiah Van Rennselaer 02/02/43 S1c OH  
Balog William Joseph James Sprunt 03/10/43 S1c OH  
Barker Joseph G. Collingsworth 01/09/43 S1c NC  
Barnes Kenneth Leroy Scapa Flow 11/14/42 S2c WV  
Barr Kenneth Edward John Harvey 12/02/43 RM3c OH  
Barrett Elton Stabell Robin Goodfellow 07/25/44 S3c West Norton CT  
Barron Lewis G. Wichita 09/19/42 Cox. MO  
Barrows James Arden Robert H. Colley 10/04/42 S2c PA  
Barry John R. Jr. Coamo (USAT) 12/09/42 S2c KY  
Bates Edwin Lee Stanvac Palembang 07/11/42 S2c IL  
Bates Lester L. William Pierce Frye 03/29/43 S1c WI  
Bates Robert F. John Burke 12/28/44 S1c OH  
Batson Charles Horace Lake Osweya 02/20/42 S2c NC  
Bauer Robert F. John Bascom 12/02/43 S1c    
Baugham J. D. Meriwether Lewis 03/02/43 S1c Orangeburg SC  
Baumgardner Gerald D. Lewis L. Dyche 01/04/45 GM3c MN  
Baxley James Arthur James Sprunt 03/10/43 S1c FL  
Baxter Clifford L. Jr. Jack Carnes 08/30/42 S2c FL  
Baxter Clarence Yorkmar 10/09/43 S1c IL  
Bayles Ben Franklin Patrick J. Hurley 09/12/42 S2c KS  
Bayne James E. James Oglethorpe 03/17/43 Ltjg MI  
Beach James K. Robin Goodfellow 07/25/44 S1c SC  
Beam Burlon Ezra Pan New York 10/29/42 S2c AL  
Beatus Mark J. Dan Beard 12/10/44 S1c IL  
Beck James Pan New York 10/29/42 S2c FL  
Beck Robert F. Robert Gray 04/23/43 S1c MA  
Beck Milton L. Samuel Heintzelman 07/09/43 RM3c TX  
Beckering Wilbert William James Sprunt 03/10/43 S1c MO  
Beckwith Robert O. Harry Luckenbach 03/17/43 S1c KS  
Beech Horace Edward James Sprunt 03/10/43 S2c TN  
Beek Kenneth James Sprunt 03/10/43 S1c MO  
Beezley George Franklin Examelia/Zaandam 01/10/43 S1c MO  
Begg John Stanvac Palembang 07/11/42 S2c PA  
Behrendt Donald P. American Leader/Tamahoku Maru 06/26/44 Yeo. MN  
Bell Edwin O. Alcoa Pioneer 11/19/44 S1c    
Bell Jack La Salle 11/07/42 S1c MI  
Benge* Norman M. Henry R. Mallory 02/07/43 S2c CA  
Bengston Robert John Bushrod Washington 09/14/43 S2c IL  
Benner Harry W. Coamo (USAT) 12/09/42 S2c Wheelwright KY 27
Bennett Ralph H. El Coston 02/25/44 S1c Dover DE  
Bennett Carl E. Wade Hampton 02/28/43 S1c Titusville FL  
Bennett* Arthur L. Henry R. Mallory 02/07/43 S2c CA  
Benoit Roy Henry Firethorn 10/07/42 S2c RI  
Benton Clyde E. La Salle 11/07/42 BM2c VA  
Berard Gerard W. Louise Lykes 01/09/43 S1c MA  
Bergeron Joseph E. John A. Poor 03/19/44 GM3c CT  
Bergstrom Delbert P. Quinault Victory 07/17/44 GM2c    
Berkeley Robert B. Jr. Zaandam 11/02/42 Ltjg GA  
Bernhardt Robert John Bascom 12/02/43 S1c    
Berry Wilburn L. Jonathan Sturges 02/23/43 S1c MO  
Berry Lyle Mennen Stephen Hopkins (GSA) 09/27/42 S2c Aurora MO  
Beyer Frank E. Lewis L. Dyche 01/04/45 S1c TX  
Beyer William Max Stephen Hopkins (GSA) 09/27/42 S2c Los Angeles CA  
Biela Max E. William S. Thayer 04/30/44 GM3c MA  
Bigwood* Robert J. Henry R. Mallory 02/07/43 S1c MA  
Billman Arthur L. Jonathan Sturges 02/23/43 S1c IN  
Bills* Wayne W. Henry R. Mallory 02/07/43 S2c UT  
Bird Donald W. Richard Bland 03/10/43 S1c WV  
Birzer Fred J. Coamo (USAT) 12/09/42 S2c KS  
Bish George E. C. J. Barkdull 01/10/43 S1c PA  
Bish Arnold Jay John Harvey 12/02/43 S1c PA  
Bishop Robert L. C. J. Barkdull 01/10/43 S1c KS  
Bishop Stanley John Bascom 12/02/43 S1c    
Blalock Hugh T. William Pierce Frye 03/29/43 S1c NC  
Bleau Sidney A. Coamo (USAT) 12/09/42 S2c MI  
Blishe Joseph P. Jr. Jonathan Sturges 02/23/43 S1c PA  
Bliss Darrell Edward John Bascom 12/02/43 S1c    
Blusiewicz Stanley J. Timothy Pickering 07/14/43 S1c MD  
Bodolus George J. Lewis L. Dyche 01/04/45 S1c PA  
Boell Melvin P. Andrea F. Luckenbach 03/10/43 S1c CT  
Bognacki Charles John John L. Motley 12/02/43 Cox. NJ  
Bokulich Mike Coamo (USAT) 12/09/42 S2c OH  
Boland George W. Paul Hamilton 04/20/44 GM3c KS  
Bolger John Kelly Mambi 05/13/43 SM3C CA  
Boling Frank E. John A. Johnson 10/30/44 S1c MI  
Borgeson Martin E. Jr. Irenee Dupont 03/17/43 S1c NY  
Bortmas Raymond Frank Puerto Rican 03/09/43 S1c Girard OH  
Bosom Clarence John Cities Service Empire 02/22/42 S2c MI  
Bossie Lewis C. H. D. Collier 03/13/44 S1c WV  
Bosworth Philip S. Robert Gray 04/23/43 GM2c NY  
Bowen Orlando C. Esso Gettysburg 06/10/43 S1c NC  
Bowers Elden F. E. G. Seubert 02/23/44 Ens. MD  
Bowman Frank E. Atlantic Sun 02/15/43 S1c IN  
Bowman Jack P. Quinault Victory 07/17/44 S1c    
Boyaji Charles James Esso Gettysburg 06/10/43 S1c Ansonia CT  
Boyarski Philip Penelope Barker 01/25/44 S1c NJ  
Boyd Ross D. Richard Bland 03/10/43 Cox. TX  
Boyer Earl W. William Pierce Frye 03/29/43 S1c IN  
Boyett W. D. Larry Doheny 10/05/42 S2c AL  
Boyette Ed Zaandam 11/02/42 S2c FL  
Boyle Thomas Aloysius James Sprunt 03/10/43 S1c NY  
Boyle Victor J. Penelope Barker 01/25/44 S1c OH  
Bozada Louis M. City of Flint 01/25/43 S1c MO  
Braccia Anthony N. Louise Lykes 01/09/43 S2c PA  
Bragg Lenton Thomas McKean 06/29/42 AS GA  
Branch Robert W. West Portal 02/05/43 GM3c VA  
Brashear Limuel Dan Beard 12/10/44 S1c KY  
Brasher Howard Johnnie Lake Osweya 02/20/42 SM3C AL  
Bratton John Alexander Coamo (USAT) 12/09/42 S2c Danville, KY  
Braundmeier Elmer E. William Pierce Frye 03/29/43 S1c IL  
Breault George Wilfred Pan New York 10/29/42 S2c DC  
Breite Leo E. Esso Harrisburg 07/06/42 SM1C MO  
Brennan John J. Otho 04/03/42 Ens. PA  
Brewer Charles Edward John Harvey 12/02/43 S1c MD  
Brewer Leo F. Coamo (USAT) 12/09/42 S2c AR  
Brewer Roy John Harvey 12/02/43 S1c OH  
Brewer Vernon D. Dan Beard 12/10/44 S1c OH  
Bridges Ray Milton Samuel Parker 07/22/43 S1c    
Briede Arthur C. Harry Luckenbach 03/17/43 S1c MO  
Brigger Boyd L. C. J. Barkdull 01/10/43 S1c ID  
Britt William Louis West Lashaway 08/30/42 S2c NC  
Brockhouse Richard S. Atlantic Sun 02/15/43 S1c IL  
Brothers John J. Esso Gettysburg 06/10/43 Cox. MA  
Broussard Morris Joseph James Sprunt 03/10/43 S1c LA  
Brown Bernard H. William Pierce Frye 03/29/43 S1c OH  
Brown Charles James Lake Osweya 02/20/42 S2c    
Brown Earl R. H. D. Collier 03/13/44 S1c    
Brown Fred P. Sea Fiddler 08/24/44 S1c    
Brown James E. Meriwether Lewis 03/02/43 S1c NJ  
Brown John Esso Gettysburg 06/10/43 S1c PA  
Brown Lyle V. William C. Gorgas 03/10/43 S2c MI  
Brown Robert Calvin Arthur Middleton 01/01/43 S2c VA  
Brown Robert S. J. Pinckney Henderson 08/19/43 S1c   19
Brown Sam W. Sumner I. Kimball 01/16/44 S1c MD  
Browne William P. Samuel Heintzelman 07/09/43 SM3C FL  
Broyles Edmond L. Coamo (USAT) 12/09/42 S2c KY  
Bruder Albert E. Louise Lykes 01/09/43 S2c MA  
Brundage Leo J. H. Senior 08/19/43 S1c NY 17
Brundrett Everett L. William Pierce Frye 03/29/43 SM3C NY  
Bruyn Johan Barand John Harvey 12/02/43 S1c IL  
Bryant Donald A. Esso Williamsburg 09/22/42 S2c FL  
Buchanan William F. Louise Lykes 01/09/43 S1c NJ  
Buchert Frank W. Jr. Suriname (Netherlands) 09/13/42 S2c LA  
Buckridge Harold C. Brown Victory 05/27/45 S1c    
Bucks Alfred A. William S. Thayer 04/30/44 S1c PA  
Budnick Peter Sumner I. Kimball 01/16/44 GM3c DE  
Bukvic Nickolas Coamo (USAT) 12/09/42 S2c OH  
Bulloch Guy Rex Jr. West Lashaway 08/30/42 S2c GA  
Bumgarner John W. Meriwether Lewis 03/02/43 S1c NC  
Bunch William H. John A. Johnson 10/30/44 S1c WA  
Burchett Scoby A. Thomas Nelson 11/12/44 S1c Franklin TN  
Burden Nick B. Jr Winkler 02/23/43 GM3c GA  
Burdick Lyle Edward Losmar 09/24/42 S2c MI  
Burke Robert Lamar John Straub 04/19/44 S1c Bingham Canyon UT  
Burkhalter William Jr. Massmar 07/05/42 SM3C AL  
Burlew Edwin C. C. J. Barkdull 01/10/43 S1c KY  
Burman Willard Elmer John A. Johnson 10/30/44 S1c Brookpark MN 22
Burns Melvin T. Coamo (USAT) 12/09/42 S2c IL  
Burr William A. Harry Luckenbach 03/17/43 Ltjg AR  
Burr Mason Kirby Henry Bacon 02/23/45 S1c Yeadon PA [Landsdowne PA] 19
Butler Lockwood Leonard Mary Luckenbach 09/14/42 BM2c DC  
Butler James Robert Steel Navigator 10/19/42 S2c NE  
Butler William D. Walter Q. Gresham 03/19/43 S1c IN  
Byars Harold P. Meriwether Lewis 03/02/43 S1c SC  
Byrd Walter Jr. Esso Williamsburg 09/22/42 S2c WV  
Byrd Jeff L. Jr. Robin Goodfellow 07/25/44 S1c TN  
Byrne Walter F. Louise Lykes 01/09/43 S2c PA  

Armed Guard Wounded

Last First Ship Date Rank Home Age
Bader George E/ Jr. Toltec 07/12/44 Cox.    
Badger John Hubert William Dawes 07/22/42 S2c    
Baker Reginald J. John Bascom 12/02/43 S1c    
Baker Ronald E. Minot Victory 04/12/45 S1c    
Balik George L. Thomas Nelson 11/12/44 GM3c    
Ball Coy T. Minot Victory 04/12/45 S1c    
Barker James J. Lawton B. Evans 08/17/43 S1c    
Barker Moses N. Jr. Stephen Hopkins (GSA) 09/27/42 S2c Fort Worth TX 17
Barlow Raymond E. John S. Copley 12/16/43 S1c    
Barnes Ted Eugene Stephen Hopkins (GSA) 09/27/42 S2c Phoenix AZ  
Barrett Richard L. William Floyd 08/15/44 GM3c    
Barron Roy C. Marcus Daly (GSA) 12/10/44 S1c    
Barry Walter Harold Samuel Griffin 05/19/43 S3c    
Bartlett Robert E. Alexander Majors 11/11/44 S1c    
Batten Frank R. Marina 01/16/45 S1c    
Bauer Howard William Pierce Frye 03/29/43 S1c    
Bayley Lewis L. Stanvac Palembang 07/11/42 Cox.    
Beaman John W. Logan Victory 04/06/45 S1c    
Beauchamp Charles E. Jr. Joseph N. Teal 06/04/43 S1c    
Beck Walter Clayton Thomas Sinnickson 07/07/43 S1c    
Becker Leslie C. Eleftheria 02/22/45 Ltjg    
Beeson Charles H. Samuel Huntington 01/30/44 S1c    
Begley Raymond L. Nashaba 02/26/45 S1c    
Behm Arthur A. W. John Bascom 12/02/43 S1c    
Belagh Alexander J. Lyman Abbott 12/02/43 S1c    
Bell Robert E. Sommelsdijk (Netherlands) 12/25/44 PHM2    
Bellknap Richard D. Richard Caswell 07/16/43 S1c    
Bennett Jennings Jack William F. Humphrey 07/16/42 Cox.    
Bennett Russell N. Nashaba 02/26/45 S1c    
Benton Melvin J. Thomas Nelson 11/12/44 S1c    
Benton Perry E. Jr. Powder River 06/19/44 S1c    
Biere Charles W. Logan Victory 04/06/45 Cox.    
Biggs Lyle D. Henry B. Plant 02/06/45 S1c    
Bijaczyk Joseph E. Lyman Abbott 12/02/43 S1c    
Billet Charles B. Roanoke (USAT) 01/11/45 S1c    
Bird Jerome J. Lewis Morris 06/14/43 RM3c    
Bishop Stanley John Bascom 12/02/43 S1c    
Blackman Julius Sebastian Cermeno 06/27/43 S1c    
Blanchard Paul E. Elizabeth Kellogg 11/23/43 S1c    
Blankenship William H. Joel Chandler Harris 08/17/43 GM3c    
Bleile? Peter Ralph Samuel Q. Brown 05/23/42 S2c    
Blew John E. Samuel Jordan Kirkwood 05/06/43 S1c    
Blust Arvie J. James T. Wing 09/30/44 S1c    
Boatman Ernest C. Marcus Daly (GSA) 12/10/44 S1c    
Boerboom Edward W. John A. Johnson 10/30/44 S1c    
Bogie Robert W. Jonas Lie 01/09/45 GM1    
Boliver J. C. V. Marcus Daly (GSA) 12/10/44 S1c    
Bonser Paul K. Elinor Wylie 12/01/44 S1c    
Booth William H. Pratt Victory 07/27/45 S1c    
Borges John John Bascom 12/02/43 S1c    
Boswell Donald Larence Andrew T. Huntington 08/01/43 Cox.    
Boswell Raymond Milton Samuel Parker 07/22/43 S1c    
Botney Andrew G. Elizabeth Kellogg 11/23/43 Ens.    
Boucher Archie Andrew Poelau Roebiah (Netherlands) 07/06/43 S1c    
Boulris Richard Paul Samuel Huntington 08/01/43 GM2c    
Bove Ralph Sam Christopher Gadsen 03/30/43 GM3c    
Bowie Reno J. Kemp P. Battle 08/15/44 S1c    
Bowles Logan W. James L. Ackerson 09/26/44 S1c    
Bowling Harry R. Nicholas Gilman 02/17/43 Cox.    
Boyce Robert L. John Bascom 12/02/43 S1c    
Bozell Melvin C. Edward N. Westcott 01/12/45 S1c    
Bozman Wilson R. John Martin 03/08/44 S1c    
Bradford Lawrence A. Phoebe A. Hearst 04/30/43 S1c    
Brady William Robert L. Vann 03/01/45 S1c    
Brandenstein Warren A. John Bascom 12/02/43 S1c    
Brandt Raymond G. Jr. David Dudley Field 10/25/44 S1c    
Breck Wallace E. Stephen Hopkins (GSA) 09/27/42 S2c Oakland CA  
Bridges Winston L. Robert L. Vann 03/01/45 S1c    
Bright Robert J. John Bascom 12/02/43 S1c    
Brinson Edgal O. Jonas Lie 01/09/45 S1c    
Britton Gordon L. Nashaba 02/26/45 S1c    
Brokell Leon C. Jr. Poelau Roebiah (Netherlands) 07/06/43 GM3c    
Brooks Alonzo P. Stanvac Manila 05/23/43 GM3c    
Brooks William R. William S. Ladd 12/10/44 S1c    
Brouhard Thomas O. Jr. John Penn 09/13/42 S1c    
Brown Hillard Phoebe A. Hearst 04/30/43 S1c    
Brown John P. Flora MacDonald 05/30/43 Ltjg    
Brown Richard A. Stanvac Manila 05/23/43 S1c    
Brown Thomas G. Elinor Wylie 10/06/44 S1c    
Browning James J. Daniel Webster 01/10/44 S1c    
Brubaker Ross W. Buchanan 11/12/42 Ltjg    
Brung Alton William William King 06/06/43 S1c    
Bryan Edwin W. Owyhee 04/01/44 S1c    
Brys Leo Jacob Cornelia P. Spencer 09/21/43 S1c    
Buano Nicholas P. John C. Fremont 03/31/45 S2c    
Buccafusco Joseph J. Jonathan Elmer 01/26/44 S2c    
Buck Charles H. Elinor Wylie 10/06/44 S1c    
Bullock Virgil Orville Stephen Hopkins (GSA) 09/27/42 S2c Bixby OK  
Buncher Raymond Cornelia P. Spencer 09/21/43 S1c    
Bundy Charles Albert Losmar 09/24/42 S2c    
Burleson Calvin J. James Russell Lowell 10/15/43 S1c    
Burns Edward Leo Samuel Griffin 05/19/43 S1c    
Burns Elmer Eleftheria 02/22/45 S1c    
Burris Julius C. Alexander Majors 11/17/44 S1c    
Burrows Richard W. Steel Traveler 12/18/44 S1c    
Bush Lloyd L. Samuel Gompers 01/30/43 S1c    
Bushey Kenneth M. Sommelsdijk (Netherlands) 12/15/44 S2c    
Buttedahl Erling I. Poelau Roebiah (Netherlands) 07/06/43 S1c    
Button Benjamin F. Sommelsdijk (Netherlands) 12/15/44 S2c    
Butts Walter Eugene Walter Q. Gresham 03/19/43 S1c    
Buzzanell Francis Gerard William W. Gerhard 09/21/43 S1c    

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