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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Sunday, May 27, 1945
Kamikaze Attacks near Okinawa
On May 27, Braine was hit in quick succession by two suicide planes. ... The first hit forward seriously damaging the bridge and the second hit amidships blowing number two funnel overboard and demolishing the amidships superstructure. ... Brasine retired to Kerama Retto, Ryukyu Islands, for emergency repairs.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 65

Namesort descending Service Branch
GM 3c Joseph Adair USN
Sea 1c Kenneth Aubens USN
EM 2c Arthur Austin USN
Sea 1c David Austin USN
Lt(jg) Stanley Bassett USN
Sea 2c William Bell USN
RM 3c Vincent Bernabucci USN
SSM 2c Raymond Bigley USN
Sea 1c Merlin Billman USN
Ens Francis Brady USN
Ens Denford Brumbaugh USN
Sea 1c Robert Budlong USN
Sea 1c Friend Burton USN
SC 2c Jesse Capps USN
MM 3c Theron Coffin USN
SF 3c Chester Dudzinski USN
Sea 1c James Dye USN
RDM 2c Henry Dzialo USN
TM 3c Robert Eads USN
Lt(jg) Raymond Eiserman USN


Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships