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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services


Bunker Hill

Ship Designation: 
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

Namesort descending Service Branch
Sea 1c Kenneth Stevens USN
ARM 3c Alferd Stone USN
Sea 1c Morris Stoner USN
Sea 1c George Story USN
Lt Price Stradley USN
Sea 1c Donald Sullivan USN
Sea 1c Joseph Sullivan USN
StM 1c S. Sutton USN
S Sgt Lloyd Swanson USMC
ART 3c Virgil Swope USN
Lt(jg) Stanley Sydlowski USN
Bkr 2c Leo Sylvia USN
Sea 2c John Tate USN
AOM 2c Edwin Taylor USN
Par Rig 3c Joseph Tempio USN
AMM 2c Mirko Tomac USN
Sea 2c Harvey Toms USN
Sea 1c Byron Travis USN
AMM 2c Alfred Vandermeulen USN
BM 2c Harley Vandine USN


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