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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
MM 1c Alex Poloz USN
Sea 1c John Stern USN
WT 2c Dennis Hancock USN
Sea 1c Fred West USN
GM 3c Joseph Adair USN
CWT James Ragosta USN
Y 3c Francis Tatro USN
Sea 1c Robert Harper USN
M 1c Elmer Williams USN
Sea 1c Kenneth Aubens USN
Sea 2c Arthur Parten USN
Cox Walter Teetsel USN
StM 1c James Harris USN
EM 2c Arthur Austin USN
RM 2c James Oneill USN
Sea 2c Clarence Lepoma USN
Lt(jg) John Golden USN
Sea 1c David Austin USN
BM 1c Arnt Odegaard USN
Sea 2c Thomas Long USN


Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships