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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



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
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
MM 1c Timothy Hamner USN
GM 3c Russell Steenhoek USN
HA 1c Alan Bergmann USN
MM 3c Eugene Hogan USN
Sea 1c Calvin Tanner USN
StM 1c Johnnie Brown USN
Sea 1c Clinton Fillinger USN
Ens Edward Thompson USN
LCdr Donald Brumbaugh USN
Sea 1c Rogers Dial USN
Sea 1c Harold Theisen USN
Sea 1c William Kane USN