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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 ascending Service Branch
Sea 1c Paul Zeisler USN
SK 2c Warren Wise USN
Sea 2c Leonard Williamson USN
Sea 2c Daniel Torre USN
F 1c Robert Tompkins USN
Ens Edward Thompson USN
Sea 1c Harold Theisen USN
Sea 1c Calvin Tanner USN
GM 3c Russell Steenhoek USN
Sea 1c Robert Smith USN
Sea 2c George Slippy USN
HA 1c Joseph Sieger USN
F 1c Charles Sells USN
Sea 1c Keith Rittner USN
Sea 1c Robert Pryor USN
BM 1c Robert Porter USN
HA 1c Theodore Petricka USN
Lt Henry Page USN
F 1c Wilbert Otte USN
GM 3c Henry Novak USN

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