|U.S.S. Allen M. Sumner DD-692|
In January 2009 Tracy White, a researcher, was wandering through the files at the National Archives in San Francisco and came across an old envelope that contained the following eight images of the Sumner. Bravo Zulu and many thanks for passing them on to us.
Source NARA San Francisco, Mare Island Naval Shipyard General Correspondence Files, 1941-46
The USS Allen M. Sumner (DD-692) was hit by a kamikaze while supporting the landings at Lingayen Gulf, The Philippines on January 6, 1945. The following are images of the damage as it appeared after Sumner had crossed the Pacific and entered Hunters Point Navy Yard for overhaul and battle damage repairs. The last photograph shows the hull damage that had been sustained during the Battle at Ormoc Bay.
U.S. Naval Drydocks, Hunter Point
An overview of the kamikaze's flight path and what it hit
|Interior of aft deck house looking up, forward and aft,
February 14, 1945.
||Crumpled stack, viewed while looking forward on March 26,
||View looking along approximate path of the kamikaze
as seen on February 14, 1945.
|View of the aft deck house at point the kamikaze crashed viewed on February 14, 1945.||View of the aft damage as seen on February 14, 1945.||Damaged region view directly below bomb damage, Crew Quarters C-203-L Looking forward and to starboard on March 26, 1945.|
At Hunters Point on February 14, 1945 showing the hull damage that was caused by a close aboard
bomb blast during the Battle at Ormoc Bay, The Philippines.
Remember our 16 Shipmates who taken from us January 6, 1945.