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HMCS Algoquin,Canada Place,Vancouver BC.

HMCS Algoquin,Canada Place,Vancouver BC.

A Sailor removes the cap from an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile attached to an F/A-18C Hornet from the Golden Dragons of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier

A Sailor removes the cap from an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile attached to an F/A-18C Hornet from the Golden Dragons of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier

Ray Rivera, USS Bunker Hill survivor. Ray recalls that he was aboard the aircraft carrier on May 1945, when it got attacked by Japanese kamikaze pilots. He was below deck on his way to the galley, when the first plane hit the ship. He was immediately assigned to “damage control.” The fires raged on deck, and heavy smoke infiltrated into the decks below, killing many men. The crew of the Bunker Hill suffered from the loss of 346 sailors and airmen killed, 43 more missing, and 264 wounded.

Ray Rivera, USS Bunker Hill survivor. Ray recalls that he was aboard the aircraft carrier on May 1945, when it got attacked by Japanese kamikaze pilots. He was below deck on his way to the galley, when the first plane hit the ship. He was immediately assigned to “damage control.” The fires raged on deck, and heavy smoke infiltrated into the decks below, killing many men. The crew of the Bunker Hill suffered from the loss of 346 sailors and airmen killed, 43 more missing, and 264 wounded.

Pilots on a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier relax by playing with the ship's mascot, July 1944

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Pilots on a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier relax by playing with the ship's mascot, July 1944

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