Friends few days back I posted few pictures in Awesome Millitary Photos, they were some awe-inspiring pics from world war 2 depicting the story behind those photos, they had captured a moment in war which puts us laymen in awe, awe for these millitary men and women who risk their lives, leave their loved ones at home and fight for a cause of a nation - a group of nations. I felt these pictures with stories deserve a thread which we all can share. Thank you and welcome to the thread. USS BUNKER HILL hit by two Kamikazes in 30 seconds on 11 May 1945 off Kyushu. Dead-372. Wounded-264 USS Bunker Hill (CV/CVA/CVS-17, AVT-9) was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. The ship, the second US Navy ship to bear the name, was named for the Battle of Bunker Hill. Bunker Hill was commissioned in May 1943, and served in several campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations, earning eleven battle stars and a Presidential Unit Citation. She was badly damaged in May 1945 by Japanese kamikaze attacks, with the loss of hundreds of her crew, becoming one of the most heavily damaged carriers to survive the war. Kamikaze pilot Ensign Kiyoshi Ogawa, who damaged the carrier USS Bunker Hill during Operation Kikusui No. 6 on May 11th, 1945.