Friday, September 30, 2016

Ommaney Bay on Fire, January 4, 1945

This is the only photo I have of the USS Ommaney Bay CVE-79 burning after it was hit by kamikaze on January 4, 1945. After most men got off the ship, it buckled, broke in half and sunk. Of the more than 700 men on board, 93 lost their lives, including our Uncle LT. JG. William Marsh. It would be more than one month before his mother Genevieve Marsh, learned that her son was missing-in-action.