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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

Name Service Branchsort ascending
Lt Miller Wonn USN
Cox Thomas Arland USN
ARM 3c Frank Berry USN
QM 2c Joseph Calabrese USN
WT 2c Max Cox USN
Sea 1c John Sethman USN
Sea 1c Don Pendrey USN
Lt Stephen Papp USN
GM 2c Ira Turner USN
Sea 1c Clifford Thompson USN
AMM 1c Otto Kaiser USN
F 1c Paul Kemp USN
Sea 1c Thomas Mara USN
HA 1c Manuel Llamas USN
Sea 1c Perry Mercer USN
Bmkr 3c Charles Dunning USN
Sea 1c Vernon Fowers USN
StM 2c Montry Hays USN
Sea 1c Alberto Hernandez USN
AMM 3c Mack Harrison USN


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