I have found just today that the USS 'Bellawood' (listed as a submarine in the Ball/Crump Family publication) was inerror. The ship was actually USS Belleau Wood (CVL-24) an Independence-Class Light Carrier formerly the USS New Haven.
You can find an official history on her and her nine sister ships on a documentary web site:
This information you may already know. It was my understanding that Carl died on 30OCT44 when the Japanese Zero was shot down in a kamikazee attempt yet still hit the deck, penetrating into the munitions hold, causing an explosion killing Carl and 91 other men in the event.