June 15, 1944

27 Die, 380 Wounded, 100 Missing
WASHINGTON, D.C.,—The Navy announced last night an massive explosion occurred at Pearl Harbor on May 21 in which twenty-seven were killed, eight from the Army, nine from the Navy, and ten from the Marine Corps. Additionally, three hundred eighty were wounded and one hundred are still unaccounted. The explosion occurred among landing craft at the harbor while ammunition was being unloaded from one of the craft, stated Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, commander-in-chief of the Pacific fleet. It was also announced another explosion occurred June 11 when several torpedoes were being unloaded from a truck to a platform at an ammunition dump at the harbor. Three were killed and seven remain missing from that explosion.

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