The plane — a single-engined Jap fighter — knocked the parked aircraft about like ten-pins, sent a huge column of flame and smoke belching upwards and then skidded crazily over the side. The kicker headline on the Boston Globe front page for June 28, 1945 said it all: “NOW IT CAN BE TOLD”. By MC3 Nicholas Huynh, USS Bunker Hill Posted February 7, 2020 USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) approaches Saipan, Feb. 7. ( Log Out / USNI News Image. Details of the attack and the crew’s heroic effort in saving the ship dominated front pages the day after the release, bolstered by dramatic pictures of the burning carrier taken by Navy photographers. …. SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 7, 2020) U.S. Navy Operations Specialist 2nd Class Olivia Quinci, from San Diego, Calif., monitors aircraft aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) April 7, 2020. From the deck of the neighboring carrier a few hundred yards distant I watched the Bunker Hill burn, and I do not yet see how she lived through it. It’s a big floating city. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ... 2020 you will need to be added again. USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) is a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser of the United States Navy constructed by Litton-Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation at Pascagoula, Mississippi and launched on 11 March 1985. USS Bunker Hill, USS Russell return to San Diego The ships are part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group and departed on a deployment to the region on January 17, military officials said. August 10, 2020 12:18 PM. Copyright 2020 WAFB. ( Log Out / “It was a big, big war we had on and if you didn’t get involved in it you were an outcast,” he said. 844 Government StreetBaton Rouge, LA 70802(225) 383-9999. Eventually other ships were able to come alongside, “like fireboats in New York Harbor,” and help hose down the listing carrier. USS Bunker Hill, USS Russell return to San Diego The ships are part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group and departed on a deployment to … Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. The bomb, fitted with a delayed action fuse, pierced the flight deck at a sharp angle, passed out through the side of the hull and exploded in mid-air before striking the water. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. 200708-N-SB299-1105 SAN DIEGO (July 8, 2020) The guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) returns to Naval Base San Diego after a six-month deployment in … A third Japanese attacker appeared soon after but a neighboring destroyer shot it down, ending the immediate threat. It is hard to believe that men could survive those flames, or that metal could withstand such heat. His story began this way: Aboard a Fast Carrier in the Forward Pacific Area, May 11 [Delayed] — Two Japanese suicide planes carrying 1,100 pounds of bombs plunged into the flight deck of Vice Admiral Marc A. Mitscher’s own flagship early today killing several hundred officers and men and transforming one of our biggest flat-tops into a floating torch, with flames soaring nearly 1,000 feet in the sky. Thompson assumed command of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) in May 2020. The Bunker Hill was still undergoing repairs when V-J Day arrived and she never saw battle again, though she did bring U.S. troops back from the Pacific theater before being decommissioned in January 1947. By MC3 Nicholas Huynh, USS Bunker Hill Posted April 21, 2020 HMAS Parramatta (FFH 154), left, sails with USS America (LHA 6), USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) and USS … Capt. Xavier Vavasseur 22 Apr 2020 . 200305-N-YQ383-1154 VIETNAM (March 5, 2020) American and Vietnamese dignitaries celebrate at a reception welcoming the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) to Da Nang, Vietnam, March 5, 2020. Now the fight was on to save the ship. “Aircraft carrier was good duty,” Cotton said. The following is the April 29, 2020 statement from U.S. 7th Fleet. Everyone had to volunteer for something, something you could get into you know.”. Capt. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Nicholas Huynh) Mitscher had seen several of his staff killed and wounded in the attack. I still find it incredible, too, that death could strike so swiftly and so wholly unexpectedly into the very heart of our great Pacific fleet. ... 2020, based on Navy and public data. Joining the US Pacific Fleet, it supported Allied efforts during the island-hopping campaign across the Pacific. He has lost more memories than most will have but one thing he will never forget, his call to service. The Navy had suffered a significant loss, the flight deck of one of its carriers looking more like “the crater of a volcano,” Adams wrote. I enjoyed every bit of it.”. USS America (LHA-6), left, and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) transit the South China Sea on April 18, 2020. 13 May 2020. USS Bunker Hill Vice Adm. Richard Brown, Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, presented the Battle Effectiveness (Battle “E”) award to the crew of the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), July 31, while the ship was underway conducting operations in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The ship was not at general quarters when the attack came, the men not on watch finally permitted to relax. Tag Archives: USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Aug. 10, 2020.