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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
Lt(jg) William Edwards USN
Ens Robert Mccarthy USN
Sea 1c Garnet Baker USN
Bkr 2c Frank Bento USN
AMM 1c Sedric Bull USN
SC 2c James Cline USN
Sea 1c Milton Palleske USN
F 1c George Patisteas USN
Par Rig 3c Joseph Tempio USN
BM 2c Harley Vandine USN
Bkr 3c Anthony Zekonis USN
Lt Paul Schroeder USN
Sea 1c William Cartwright USN
SC 2c Maurice Ballew USN
Lt Bernard Berry USN
Sea 2c Robert Burns USN
EM 1c Holman Coates USN
EM 2c Eugene Ott USN
EM 3c Joe Pearl USN
Sea 2c John Tate USN

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