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1945 USS Bunker Hill... Japanese kamikaze attacks....

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June 28, 1945

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE, New Orleans, June 28, 1945

* USS Bunker Hill - Essex-class aircraft carrier
* Invasion of Okinawa - Kamikazes attack

The front page has a two column heading: "Fire-Swept Carrier Saved, 373 Perish in Jap Attacks" with subhead and 3 related photos. (see) First report coverage on the Japanese kamikaze attacks on the USS Bunker Hill during the invasion of Okinawa. Reporting on many disasters such as this were kept from the public, sometimes for many months, until the family members of the killed were all notified, giving the reason for this late report. Still a first report here.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 30 pages, some light foxing, generally nice.

Category: World War II

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