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USS Ticonderoga (CV-14)
|Pilot Lt(jg) Raymond Porter, 24 (POW, died Aug 6, 1945, BR) Butler, PA
Gunner ARM3C Norman R. Brissette, 7620034 (POW, died Aug 6, 1945, BR) Lowell, MA
Ditched July 28, 1945
Fates of the Crew
On August 6, 1945 Chugoku Kempei-Tai headquarters was near the epicenter of the atomic bomb blast. Porter died during the blast. Brissette survived the atomic blast and was recovered at the end of the war, but died soon afterwards from radiation poisoning soon afterwards.
Porter was buried on November 3, 1949 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery plot 82 grave 156.
In 1999, a Memorial For U.S. POWs killed by the atomic bomb was placed at the site of the former headquarters. The memorial was conceived and built by a Japanese resident of Hiroshima.
Porter and Brissette are both memorialized at the Andersonville National Historic Site / National Prisoner of War Museum.
killed by atomic bomb
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