Transfer of wounded from USS Bunker Hill to USS Wilkes Barre, who were injured during fire following suicide dive bombing attack off Okinawa, 11 May 1945

Caption     Transfer of wounded from USS Bunker Hill to USS Wilkes Barre, who were injured during fire following suicide dive bombing attack off Okinawa, 11 May 1945 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   80-G-328610
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Photos on Same Day 11 May 1945
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 9 Oct 2006

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1. Anonymous says:
31 Oct 2008 10:58:13 PM

Today I was talking to my grandfather about when he served in the Navy. I was getting basic information for my daughter who is 9yrs old and in the third grade, she is putting his picture up at school to honor him for his military service. I had never really heard him talk about his time in the military, I am not sure why I never asked. I just assumed if he had anything interesting to tell us he wold have. But tonight was an eye opening experience and then even more so as i went online and researched the ship. My grandfather was on the ship when it rescued the members of Bunker Hill. I have always been so proud of my grandfather, he has always been my hero. I sit here amazed at what my grandfather went through and never shared with us. When I asked him why he never talked about this to me, he said "there are somethings you just don't want to remember. Thank you to all the crew members that servered with the most wonderful man in the world and helped keep him safe. And thank you grandpa for being you.
2. Anonymous says:
2 Mar 2010 11:52:45 AM

Dear Anonymous,

My Uncle served as well and he was with the doctor tending to the men coming from the Bunker Hill, I am in the process of transcribing his day by day Diary of the Wilkes Barre he passed in 1986 when I was 26 and I just came across all his wwii paperwork and diary woundering if your Dad knew him his name was Dan Villani and he was seaman 2nd class, look forward to hearing from you.


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