WWII Ships

A medical officer, left, and a corpsman, right, check casualties following a Japanese suicide attack on the USS Nevada off Okinawa on March 27, 1945. Eleven were killed and 41 wounded. The battleship has been active in the Pacific fight from the Aleutians to the Ryukyus and had played a leading role in the invasion of Europe. (AP Photo)

Just over a half hour after the Nevada was hit by one torpedo, the Nevada got underway and left its berth in Battleship Row to head toward the harbor entrance. The moving ship made an attractive target to the Japanese bombers, who caused enough damage to the Nevada that it was forced to beach itself.

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