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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services


Bismarck Sea

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Wednesday, February 21, 1945
Kamikaze attacks at Iwo Jima
Bismarck Sea provided air support during the Iwo Jima Invasion. ... On Feburary 21, at 1845 she was attacked by two Japanese Kamikaze which started an uncontrolled fire. This set off some of the ammunition which Bismarck Sea carried. Exploding ammunition halted attempts to save the ship and Bismark Sea rolled-over and sank in 90 minutes. ... The lives of 318 men were lost during this action.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 321

Namesort descending Service Branch
MM 3c Hubert Agin USN
Cox David Ammaturo USN
Sea 1c Irving Anderson USN
Ck 3c Levi Anderson USN
Lt Jose Andonegui USN
Cox Thomas Arland USN
CWT Arthur Asling USN
AeroM 1c Victor Aycock USN
GM 2c Wayne Baker USN
Sea 2c William Ballard USN
FC 3c Leo Ballenger USN
F 1c Alfard Ballentine USN
Sea 1c Louis Bandow USN
Sea 1c Earl Barbre USN
Ens Alfred Bargi USN
TM 1c Samuel Barnette USN
RM 1c Milton Bartholomew USN
CEM Alden Bartz USN
AM 1c George Beihl USN
Std 2c Jesus Bergante USN


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