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Top Row(L-R): Howard Bassingthwaite, John Bayak, Raymond Fulleman, Eugene Cooley, Bill Ruwell, Steve Katrenich, Seymour Golden
Bottom Row (L-R): Andrew Johnson, Winston Whitten, Fernando Cuevas, Jim Lewis, Robert Jones, Jack Mair
Kaiten: Japan's Secret Manned Suicide Submarine and the First American Ship it Sank in WWII by Michael Mair and Joy Waldron
Edmund "Smitty" Smith, Chief Water Tender
Fueling USS Independence CVL22 11Oct1944
Type 1 Kaiten Suicide Submarine
USS Solace AH-5 Hospital Ship
Ribbons awarded to USS Mississinewa crew
Hospital Ship USS Samaritan
Chart of Ulithi Atoll by Ron Fulleman
Kaiten Sub Lt. Nishina and Lt. Kamibeppu. Nishina is credited with sinking Mississinewa.
USS Mississinewa (AO-59) general layout
USS Mississinewa AO-59 starboard aerial view
AO-59 aft area after explosion of ammunition
Putting water on Mississinewa's starboard side just aft of the bridge.
USS Mississinewa forward deck awash
Mississinewa rolling before sinking
Simon "Sid" Harris who captured 38 images of fire fighting effort to save the Mississinewa.
Screws and rudder of Mississinewa lying underwater at Ulithi Atoll
Salvo with owner, Joseph De Santis
War in Pacific Chart by Ron Fulleman
OS2U Kingfisher Floatplane
Cover - Oil, Fire, and Fate
Aerial view of starboard side looking aft of Misissinewa
USS Wichita, ship that returned the survivors back to the states
Circled faces in the smoke
Death Notification (telegram) for Lt. Robert Rowe
Tugs fighting fire on fully engulfed Mississinewa
Navy dog tags of Raymond Fulleman
Howard Bochow, Raymond Fulleman, Tommy Aspinall, Lawrence "Red" Foster celebrating after returning to San Pedro, CA.
Mississinewa sinking 20Nov1944
Tugs spraying water on starboard side of Mississinewa.
Mississinewa fully engulfed in smoke and flames
Fleet Tug, Munsee, back from the sinking Mississinewa with a saddened crew at not being able to save the ship.
Mississinewa's deck awash and going down at the bow with unidentified tug spraying water on burning oil.
Fleet Tug Munsee crew adjusting hoses while spraying Mississinewa.
Captain Pingley of the Munsee directing the fire fighting efforts. Starboard side of ship has visible signs of fire damage.
Munsee crew working to keep flames away from oil drums on Mississinewa's cargo deck.
Sailor put on Mississinewa fighting the fire with Munsee along side.
Munsee crew seen just beyond the 40mm gunsight spraying water on the fire from amidship on the Mississinewa's starboard side.
Pilot Blase Zamucen receiving Navy & Marine Corp Medal of Honor
Olga and Ray Fulleman - author's parents
Admiral Miwa sending I-47 crew to Ultihi (Nishina front row, far left)
Milford Romanoff - Lackawanna AO-40 Officer who launched rescue boats despite his captain's orders not to.
Margaret "Pence" Howell looking over ship's plans with author R. Fulleman in 2009.
Margaret "Pence" Howell christening the USS Mississinewa 28 March 1944.
Jack Maher, SK1c, killed trying to save ship's mascot, Salvo.
Ulithi Adventure Resort Hotel (Where Cam would have stayed)
Ulithi Adventure Resort (Where Cam would have stayed)
I-47 departing for Ulithi - Nishina 2nd from left
AO-59 burning with Kingfisher plane in photo
Al Bell, M1c on his Indian motorcycle. (Bell lost an Indian motorcycle on both the USS Wasp and USS Mississinewa.)
First USS Mississinewa AO-59 reunion, 1989.
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