American aircraft carrier “Bunker Hill” burns after kamikaze attacks

Bunker Hill

Burning aircraft carrier Bunker Hill (CV-17) class “Essex” after hitting two kamikazes on May 11, 1945 near Okinawa. The destroyer Charles S. Sperry (DD-697), which helps the crew of the aircraft carrier to fight the fire, is moored on the left side. Near the bow of the 127-mm cannon, the smoke pipes of the light cruiser USS Wilkes-Barre (CL-103) are seen taking the wounded and also fighting fire at Bunker Hill.



Location: Okinawa, Japan
Date: 11 May 1945

In : 1945

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