Fire on the Bunker Hill aircraft carrier

Bunker Hill aircraft carrier


A fire on an American aircraft carrier Bunker Hill after two attacks by Japanese kamikaze suicide bombers, produced at intervals of 30 seconds. Killed 372, injured 264 sailors of the US Navy. Most victims were suffocated by combustion products in the interior of the ship.

 

 

Location: Kyushu Island, Japan
Date: 11 May 1945

 

Source: National Archives of the United States.

In : 1945

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