Hamm, Robert

Robert Hamm served as an engineer on the U.S.S. Franklin, an Essex class aircraft carrier, during World War II. He was involved in the battles of Saipan, Tinian, Guam, and Iwo Jima. Later, during the battle of the Philippine Sea, his hangar deck was hit by a kamikaze plane. After his ship was repaired, he continued to fight the Japanese.