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Damage From Kamikaze

The ship was hit by a kamikaze Val aircraft similar to that shown above during the battle of Okinawa May 9, 1945. 34 men died as a result of the attack and the damage took England out of the war. The pictures below we taken upon her return to
 Philadelphia for repairs and conversion to APD. The war ended before this work was completed.


Burned Bridge

 


Refer Overhead Damage


Interior Damage


After returning to Philadelphia, close up of port side forward after temporary repairs, The section behind the life line has been bolted in place.