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USS Ommaney Bay was a Casablanca-class escort carrier laid down on October 6, 1943 and launched on December 29, the same year. It was commissioned on February 11, 1944 with the hull number CVE-79 under Capt. Howard L. Young’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it was struck by a kamikaze aircraft on 4 January, 1945. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 916 men on board had the main missions in Manus, Astoria, Puget Sound, San Diego.