Evacuation of a wounded American sailor from the aircraft carrier “Bunker Hill”

Bunker Hill

The evacuation of a wounded member of the crew of the aircraft carrier Bunker Hill (CV-17) to the light cruiser Wilkes Barre (CL-103).
The aircraft carrier Bunker Hill suffered heavy injuries as a result of an attack by two Japanese kamikazes on Zero fighters to the flight deck on May 11, 1945 near the coast of Okinawa, 346 sailors were killed, 43 were missing, 264 were injured.

 

 

Location: Okinawa, Japan
Date: 11 May 1945

 

Source: National Archives of the United States.

In : 1945

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