USS Ticonderoga (CV-14)
|Pilot Lt(jg) Raymond Porter, 24 (POW, died Aug 6, 1945) Butler, PA
Gunner ARM3C Norman Roland Brissette, 7620034 (POW, died Aug ?, 1945) 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.
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.
Brissette is listed at the POW Memorial Museum at Andersonville Georgia.
killed by atomic bomb