USS Bismarck Sea CVE-95
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Apr. 27, 2018

My uncle, Lt. Cmdr John L. (Whitey) Mehlig, was lost in the ship sinking. I recently found your site and wish to thank you for the information you have compiled. I am researching my family history and am putting together a tribute to his service. My grandfather saved a number of personal letters and other documentation from eye witnesses to the events in February 1945. We are currently searching for the medals that were presented to their family home in Kokomo, IN following the war.

Karl Mehlig

Nov. 17, 2017

I was looking at the picture of the "U.S.S. Bismarck Sea unloading planes." It is listed as "location unknown." The location was Ulithi Atoll. I know because my father, Eugene Roig, took the photo. He was the ships photographer. I grew up with that picture, and the famous one of "Bosn' Magee" (the dog in the life preserver.) My father survived the sinking, but never forgot it, or his friends that he lost. Thank you for posting.

Guy Roig

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