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USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) Ship's Order No. 19

Repelling Enemy Air Attack


  U.S.S. BUNKER HILL (CV17) 10/dke
c/o/ Fleet Post Office,
San Francisco, Calif.,
10 November 1944

SHIP'S ORDER NO. 19.

Subject: Repelling Enemy Air Attack.

1. Commander Task Force THIRTY-EIGHT has recently issued an order that all guns be manned and that all exposed personnel wear flash proof clothing whenever bogies are on the screen. He also has ordered that all personnel not absolutely required to be exposed, take cover under these conditions.

2. These orders have been issued because of high personnel casualties suffered recently on various ships caused by Jap suicide aircraft crashing into them.

3. All division officers will immediately take following action:

4. CIC will immediately notify the O.O.D. on the bridge as soon as bogies are detected. The O.O.D. will in turn notify the Captain and ask permission to sound Torpedo Defense or General Quarters. Immediately after sending the crew to Torpedo Defense of General Quarters, the word will be passed as follows:

"All personnel not required for defense of ship take cover.
  All exposed personnel put on flash proof clothing".

5. All heads of departments will take positive and effective action to insure that instruction contained in this order are carried out.

/signed/
M. R. GREER

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Source: Bunker Hill, USS, ZC files, Navy Department Library.
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