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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
F 1c Edward Wood USN
Lt(jg) R. Miller USN
Lt(jg) Stanley Sydlowski USN
WT 1c James Allen USN
Sea 2c Edward Beckner USN
Sea 1c George Brookhart USN
F 1c Armando Ciabattoni USN
Sea 1c Anthony Mugaveiro USN
Sea 2c Tony Petrin USN
Sea 1c Kenneth Stevens USN
Sea 1c Byron Travis USN
AMM 3c Richard Witt USN
AMM 1c Robert Potts USN
ART 1c Edward Prendergast USN
ARM 1c Thomas Arbuckle USN
EM 3c Arthur Belden USN
AMM 1c Clifford Brown USN
Sea 1c Delbert Clark USN
CY John Munson USN
F 1c Thomas Parnell USN

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