Bodies committed to ocean and Marine rifle salute in mass funeral ceremony aboard USS Hancock (CV-19) in the Pacific Ocean.
Pacific Ocean Date:1945, January Duration:2 min 9 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Mass funeral aboard the USS Hancock (CV-19) in the Pacific Ocean. Bodies committed to ocean in Mass Funeral Ceremony. Multiple crews of six men each carry dead sailors, wrap each in the U.S. flag, place them on a board and tip them into the ocean. Marines fire rifle salute. View of sheet covered bodies on lower deck awaiting burial at sea. The 50 men were killed in a January 21, 1945 accident when a TBF Avenger returned from a sortie in the area of Formosa (Taiwan). It landed on the deck and taxied near the island, and then exploded killing 50 men and injuring 75.
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