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RT2 William Roger Jackman

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RT2 William Roger Jackman

  • Birth unknown
  • Death 21 Feb 1945
  • Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
  • Plot Courts of the Missing
  • Memorial ID 56111770

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

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Washington.





  • Maintained by: Ralph the Cemetery Guy
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56111770
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for RT2 William Roger Jackman (unknown–21 Feb 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56111770, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Ralph the Cemetery Guy (contributor 47298096) .