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Bunker Hill

Ship Designation: 
CV-17
Date Lost: 
Friday, May 11, 1945
Kamikaze Attacks off Okinawa
In support of Okinawa operations, Bunker Hill is hit and severely damaged by 2 kamikaze. Gasoline fires and several explosions take place killing 346 wounding 264 and 43 missing and unaccounted for.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 209

Name Service Branchsort descending
Cpl Aubrey Calhoun USMC
T Sgt Lawrence Sonderman USMC
S Sgt Leo Chasse USMC
T Sgt Oswald Spinetti USMC
M Sgt Herman Delaney USMC
Pfc Stanley Stegman USMC
Sgt Norton Dewalt USMC
S Sgt Lloyd Swanson USMC
T Sgt Russell Dorniden USMC
Cpl Ellis Lowery USMC
Cpl Horace Hawk USMC
Sgt John Robbins USMC
T Sgt Earl Herrman USMC
Cpl Allen Weaver USMC
2 Lt Frank Lund USMC
Cpl Edward Yanik USMC
Sgt Mariano Mascolino USMC
Pfc Richard Fiore USMC
S Sgt Kenneth Montgomery USMC
Sgt Francis Petty USMC

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