Koontz, Lloyd, SF3

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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1944-1946, SF-0000, USS Bunker Hill (CV-17)
Previously Held NEC
00-0000-Unknown NEC Rating
Service Years
1944 - 1946

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
USS Bunker Hill CV-17 Association
  1965, USS Bunker Hill CV-17 Association1

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USS BUNKER HILL (CV-17) - The ship was stationed off of Okinawa on May 11, 1945. At 10:10 A.M. a Japanese Zero came in and dropped a 550 pound bomb and at the same time the plane plunged into the flight deck destroying 34 parked aircraft. Seconds later another Kamikazi dropped a bomb on the aft flight deck. The blast blew sailors overboard and flames covered the flight deck. 375 sailors perished along with 264 wounded and 43 missing. The carrier was saved but was known as the "most severely damaged ship" ever to enter the Puget Sound Navy Yard.

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 Duty Stations
RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)USS Bunker Hill (CV-17)
  1944-1944, 00-0000, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)
  1944-1946, SF-0000, USS Bunker Hill (CV-17)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea1
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
  1944-1944 New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)/Operation Reckless
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Western Caroline Islands Operation1
  1944-1944 Asiatic-Pacific Specified Raids (1944)/Formosa Air Battle
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation2
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation15
  1945-1946 Operation Magic Carpet (Pacific)1
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