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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
Mus 2c Douglas Bowser USN
Lt(jg) George Chandler USN
MM 2c Theodore Czaja USN
MM 2c Donald Quagan USN
PhM 2c Frank Stelmer USN
Sea 2c Angelo Viteritti USN
ARM 2c Donald Warnock USN
ARM 2c Arthur Sanchez USN
Ens William Foucart USN

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