Alfred John Crane

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Navy

HOMETOWN
Stamford, CT

HONORED BY
Carol Ford, Friend

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SEAMAN 1ST CLASS, ENLISTED IN THE U.S. NAVY IN AUGUST 1943 AND SERVED ON THE USS BUNKER HILL IN THE PACIFIC THEATER OF OPERATIONS. HE SAW MANY MAJOR ENGAGEMENTS DURING WWII. ON MAY 11, 1945, THE BUNKER HILL WAS ATTACKED BY TWO KAMIKAZE PLANES. HE WAS BADLY WOUNDED DURING THE ATTACK BUT SURVIVED.