Mass and Burial at Sea

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Mass and Burial at Sea
Memorial Day
Tags : Mass, ,War, Sailors, Armed Forces, Funeral, Chaplains, Priests
US sailors attend a Catholic mass aboard a ship followed by sea burials in the Pacific during World War II. Sea burials of American sailors during the Pacific campaign of World War II. Wounded men are carried off. Many dead bodies sewed up in canvas are ready for burial at sea, aboard a US ship. A church flag flies above colors on the ship. Men attend a Catholic mass aboard the ship. A photographer stands behind his movie camera on a tripod. Burial crew carries bodies draped in American flag. Flags are removed and bodies are slid off the board into the sea. Location: Pacific Ocean. Date: 1944.

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