Japanese Kamikaze aircraft attacking U.S. Navy Task Force 58, off Okinawa
Okinawa Ryukyu Islands Date:1944 Duration:3 min 56 sec Sound:Yes
Japanese Kamikaze aircraft attacking U.S. Navy Task Force off Okinawa. They attack the Aircraft Carriers Yorktown, Saratoga, and Bunker Hill. View from deck of USS Yorktown (CV-10) as a kamikaze, hit and on fire, passes directly overhead and crashes into the ocean just past the deck of the ship. The Saratoga is hit by 4 Kamikaze planes. 315 U.S. sailors and airmen killed or wounded. Crew struggles to control fires and damage and care for casualties.The attacks continue and the USS Bunker Hill is struck by 2 Kamikaze planes and is on fire with heavy smoke rising as crew tries desperately to save her. The Cruiser Wilkes-Barre comes alongside spraying fire hoses in attempt to aid the stricken Bunker Hill. The Wilkes-Barre passes respirators to firefighters aboard the Bunker Hill. Rescue boats pick up crewmen who were blown off the deck into the sea. 373 killed and 264 injured on the Bunker Hill.
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