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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 ascending Service Branch
BM 2c Frank Rotondella USN
SK 3c Harry Rosenblum USN
Sea 2c Allen Roeder USN
Sea 2c Arron Roeder USN
AEM 2c John Rieger USN
Sea 2c Billy Reed USN
Sea 1c Max Reed USN
WT 3c Howard Ramey USN
CM 2c Ralph Pyatt USN
AMM 3c Harold Price USN
StM 2c Howard Price USN
SP 2c William Plomteaux USN
Sea 1c Frank Placek USN
Sea 2c Raymond Pinneo USN
AOM 3c Robert Pfeifer USN
Sea 2c Darwin Peterson USN
Sea 2c Arthur Peters USN
Cox Ernest Perot USN
AMM 2c Vincent Perez USN
Sea 1c Don Pendrey USN


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