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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) Clifford Carter USN
AM 3c Stanley Abramowicz USN
Sea 2c Alexander Bechamp USN
Sea 2c Robert Brinkley USN
Sea 2c Homer Childress USN
AMM 3c Robert Morrison USN
F 2c Edwin Peterson USN
Sea 1c George Story USN
Lt Philip Wainwright USN
AOM 1c Jack Wright USN
ARM 2c Warren Newhouser USN
ARM 2c Roger Conboy USN
Sea 1c Nelson Ahlquist USN
F 2c John Beck USN
Sea 1c Donald Britton USN
SC 2c Darwin Christensen USN
AMM 3c Thomas Moss USN
EM 2c Vito Petrilli USN
ARM 3c Alferd Stone USN
Sea 2c Harvey Toms USN

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