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Timeline Event:


Feb 21, 1945

Japanese kamikazes sank escort carrier USS Bismarck Sea (CVE 95) while off Iwo Jima. She sank in 90 minutes with loss of 318 men. USS Saratoga (CV-3) was struck by 5 kamikazes but survived with loss of 123. Bismarck Sea was the last carrier lost in combat during World War II.

Theater:  Pacific Theater

ItemType:  Equipment

More Information: 

Source:  Naval History & Heritage Command


Date Added: 2011-02-21

Tags: Escort Carrier, USS Saratoga, Kamikaze, Iwo Jima


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