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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 ascending Service Branch
WT 2c Michael Zemlin USN
M 1c Elmer Williams USN
StM 1c Edward White USN
Sea 1c Fred West USN
Cox Walter Teetsel USN
Y 3c Francis Tatro USN
Sea 1c Haldon Stratton USN
SC 2c Paul Strandberg USN
Y 3c Raymond Steuernagel USN
Sea 1c John Stern USN
CM 2c Frank Socko USN
F 1c Charles Smith USN
EM 3c Harry Smith USN
RDM 1c Eugene Schneider USN
Sea 2c Donald Robin USN
FC 3c Pryor Ray USN
CWT James Ragosta USN
MM 1c Alex Poloz USN
Sea 2c Arthur Parten USN
RM 2c James Oneill USN


Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships