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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
ART 2c Evan Kinney USN
EM 2c Harold Kirchhoff USN
WT 2c Frederick Kling USN
Sea 1c Glen Knight USN
F 1c Lloyd Koelling USN
Sea 1c Vincent Kohlerman USN
Sea 2c Michael Kopfer USN
CSM Lloyd Kottke USN
Gunner Charles Krueger USN
Lt Herbert Laflamme USN
ARM 1c James Land USN
SF 3c Marselus Landry USN
Sea 1c William Larson USN
Sea 1c Harry Lee USN
Sea 1c William Lee USN
Sea 2c Robert Lietzau USN
Sea 1c Charles Liles USN
CCS Charles Lincoln USN
RDM 3c Thomas Lindsey USN
Lt(jg) Arthur Lindsey USN


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