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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services


Bunker Hill

Ship Designation: 
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 Robert Rynearson USMC
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
MM 3c Joseph Banyacsky USN
AOM 2c Vance Bloomquist USN
ARM 1c Jasper Caldwell USN
Sea 2c Theodore Collett USN
Sea 2c Christopher Poma USN
SC 2c Michael Pawlusiak USN
Bkr 2c Leo Sylvia USN
Sea 2c Donald Wilkins USN
MM 2c Morton Young USN


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