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Friday, May 4, 1945
Kamikaze Strike at Okinawa
Rejoining the Pacific Fleet after extensive damage at Leyte Gulf, the cruiser supported the invasions of Iwo Jima in early March 1945 and Okinawa from March 25 to May 5. ... On May 4, after fighting off three attacks, she was damaged for a third time when a Japanese suicide plane hit her forward. ... Returning to Pearl Harbor, she underwent repairs between May 28 and August 1, 1945.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 40

Namesort descending Service Branch
CWT William Alexander USN
HA 1c Alan Bergmann USN
StM 1c Johnnie Brown USN
LCdr Donald Brumbaugh USN
Sea 1c Rogers Dial USN
Sea 1c Clinton Fillinger USN
Lt James Gafford USN
PhM 3c Howard Gilboe USN
Sea 2c Jack Gobble USN
Sea 1c Robert Goodrich USN
Sea 1c Forrest Greene USN
Sea 2c Alfred Haid USN
MM 1c Timothy Hamner USN
MM 3c Eugene Hogan USN
MM 2c Roman Jareck USN
Sea 1c William Kane USN
Sea 1c Francis Kirkpatrick USN
Sea 2c George Kohake USN
SC 2c Balzer Kramer USN
Sea 2c Charles Lovins USN

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