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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 Robert Whitesel USN
ARM 1c Louis Yount USN
AOM 1c Charles Metler USN
ARM 1c John Phelan USN
Sea 2c Jesus Barrona USN
Bkr 1c William Boshonek USN
Sea 1c Virgil Carringer USN
F 1c Walter Copple USN
Lt Maurice Quint USN
Y 3c Carl Sorensen USN
StM 1c S. Sutton USN
SC 2c John White USN
Sea 1c Joseph Zabka USN
Lt(jg) Thomas Mitchell USN
Ens James Hagan USN
Ens Howard Bartlett USN
MM 1c Alexander Boteler USN
GM 2c Byron Casey USN
Sea 1c David Currie USN
AMM 1c Robert Purdin USN

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