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Bismarck Sea

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

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