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Carrier USS Bunker Hill burning after the second special attack off Okinawa, Japan, 11 May 1945

Caption     Carrier USS Bunker Hill burning after the second special attack off Okinawa, Japan, 11 May 1945 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   80-G-323712
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Photos on Same Day 11 May 1945
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 21 Oct 2006

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1. Anonymous says:
28 Jul 2010 06:13:26 AM

my grandfather was on the Bunker Hill
2. Liz Maresca says:
11 Jul 2011 08:05:29 PM

my father served as a radio man on the bunker hill. he said his nickname on the ship was wheels. I would love to hear from anyone who knew my dad and had some stories for me. It would mean alot to me to communicate with people who knew him and have things to tell me about. email bowliz1@aol.com
3. owen barnett says:
7 Oct 2011 03:03:56 AM

Awesome Photo,real as it happens and totally dramatic,fantastic
4. JWBurrows says:
12 Oct 2014 03:03:53 PM

This photograph was the cover of the original "Victory at Sea" recording with Arturo Toscanini conducting the NBC Orchestra in Richard Rodgers score for the TV series. I think my dad bought it the day it landed in the music store

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