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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
ART 2c Evan Kinney USN
Sea 2c Richard Kilburn USN
Sea 2c Herman Kemper USN
F 1c Paul Kemp USN
Sea 1c Fred Kanada USN
RDM 3c William Kallaus USN
GM 1c Joseph Kalenik USN
AMM 1c Otto Kaiser USN
MM 3c Leo Jones USN
Sea 2c Thomas Johnson USN
Sea 1c Eldred Johnson USN
Sea 1c John Jensen USN
EM 3c Wilbur Jensen USN
Sea 1c Roy Jensen USN
RT 2c William Jackman USN
Lt Denny Ivey USN
Sea 2c Elton Hutchins USN
Sea 2c John Huse USN
SK 3c Burton Huntley USN
Lt(jg) Carl Hubert USN


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