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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Sea 2c George Kohake USN
Sea 1c Robert Smith USN
SC 2c Balzer Kramer USN
F 1c Charles Sells USN
Sea 2c Charles Lovins USN
HA 1c Theodore Petricka USN
Sea 1c Forrest Greene USN
Sea 1c Robert Pryor USN
Sea 1c Robert Goodrich USN
BM 1c Robert Porter USN
Sea 2c Alfred Haid USN
GM 3c Henry Novak USN
Lt James Gafford USN
F 1c Wilbert Otte USN
PhM 3c Howard Gilboe USN
Sea 2c Daniel Torre USN
Lt Henry Page USN
Sea 2c Jack Gobble USN
F 1c Robert Tompkins USN
CWT William Alexander USN


Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships