A burial at sea aboard the USS Hancock, 23 Jan 1945. These sailors died 4 days earlier when a TBM Avenger aircraft exploded just after landing. The explosion bent flight deck frame members that can be seen overhead.Battleship Indiana and Cruiser Division 5 bombarded Iwo Jima, 23 Jan 1945, photo 1 of 2Battleship Indiana and Cruiser Division 5 bombarded Iwo Jima, 23 Jan 1945, photo 2 of 2
A burial at sea aboard the USS Hancock, 23 Jan 1945. These sailors died 4 days earlier when a TBM Avenger aircraft exploded just after landing. The explosion bent flight deck frame members that can be seen overhead.Battleship Indiana and Cruiser Division 5 bombarded Iwo Jima, 23 Jan 1945, photo 1 of 2Battleship Indiana and Cruiser Division 5 bombarded Iwo Jima, 23 Jan 1945, photo 2 of 2


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