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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
Lt(jg) Ford Eshleman USN
CCS Curtis Ezzell USN
Sea 2c Harold Freeman USN
Lt(jg) John Golden USN
F 1c George Greer USN
Sea 1c Fritz Haar USN
WT 2c Dennis Hancock USN
Sea 1c Robert Harper USN
StM 1c James Harris USN
F 1c Angelo Iafrati USN
Sea 1c Lowell Irwin USN
CBM Edward Kelley USN
WT 1c Leopold Kordas USN
Lt Jack Lahrmer USN
Sea 1c Thomas Layne USN
Sea 2c Clarence Lepoma USN
Sea 1c Charles Lively USN
Lt(jg) Jason Lodwick USN
Sea 2c Thomas Long USN
Sea 2c Mord Malone USN


Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships