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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
Sea 1c Charles Pearson USN
AOM 2c Edwin Taylor USN
F 1c Raymond Wiley USN
Sea 1c Leon Yenney USN
ARM 2c Paul Regan USN
Lt(jg) Raymond Larson USN
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
AOM 3c Joseph Lukens USN
Lt(jg) Willlard Rempel USN
WT 3c Raymond Barnes USN
Sea 1c Vincent Bonin USN
Sea 2c Donald Carey USN

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