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Completed in Mayshe served in support of the Philippines campaignand the landings on Iwo Jima. On 21 Februaryshe sank off of Iwo Jima due to two Japanese kamikaze attacks, killing crewmen. Notably, she is the last aircraft carrier in U.
CVE dp. A body of water located northeast of New Guinea. On 28 Februaryin an attempt to augment their forces on Papua, a Japanese convoy consisting of eight transports and eight destroyers departed Rabaul.
Ship History Built by Kaiser Company. Kaiser Shipyards in Vancouver, Washington. Laid down January 31, as Alikula Bay. Launched April 17, as "Alikula Bay" sponsored by Mrs.
Navy in WWII. Large explosion on board the ship, after she was hit by a Kamikaze during the night of Februarywhile she was taking part in the Iwo Jima operation. She sank as a result of her damage.
Built by Kaiser Co. Keel laid 31 Janlaunched 17 Apr Commissioned 20 May
On this day inkamikazes plow into American warships near Iwo Jima. A handful of other American ships were also hit, but they managed to stay afloat. When most Americans think of the Battle of Iwo Jima, they think of the difficult Marine landings during February