Air Attack on USS Hancock
On March 20, Halsey Powell was alongside Hancock when Japanese air craft attacked. As the destroyer was getting clear the aircraft overshot the carrier and crashed Halsey Powell. Her steering gear Jammed but alert action with the engines averted a collision. ... Fires were put out and although 9 were killed and over 30 wounded in the attack. the ship reached Ulithi 25 March. ... Halsey Powell arrived San Pedro for battle repairs May 8th.