Horace Edward Hawk, Jr.
Corporal Horace E. Hawk #891836 Fleet Marine Force was shipped aboard the USS Bunker Hill CV-17.
On the morning of 11 May 1945, while supporting the Okinawa invasion, Bunker Hill was hit and severely damaged by two suicide planes. Gasoline fires flamed up and several explosions took place. The ship suffered the loss of 346 men killed, 43 missing, and 264 wounded. Although badly crippled she managed to return to Bremerton via Pearl Harbor.

Corporal Hawk was buried at sea. Memorialized at the Honolulu Memorial. His awards include the Purple Heart and Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal.

Wife: Mrs. Ella M. Hawk, P.O. Box 244, Harmoor Apts., Cleveland, TN

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