|Death: ||Feb. 21, 1945|
Radio Technician, Second Class
United States Naval Reserve
USS Bismarck Sea (CVE-95)
Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Percival Jackman, of 14 Hazel Street, Chilliwack, British Columbia
Awarded Purple Heart
Killed in action, despite heavy gunfire, two Japanese kamikazes hit the Bismarck Sea, first on the starboard side under the first 40 mm gun (aft), crashing through the hangar deck and striking the ship's magazines. The fire was nearly under control when the second plane struck the aft elevator shaft, exploding on impact and destroying the fire fighting salt water distribution system, thus preventing any further damage control. Shortly after, the order was given to abandon ship. The USS Bismarck Sea sank with the loss of 318 men, and was the last US Navy aircraft carrier to be lost during World War II
Note: Entered the service from Washington.
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
Maintained by: South Africa War Graves ...
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
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