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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



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
BM 1c Arnt Odegaard USN
QM 1c William Obrien USN
BM 2c Byron Morris USN
SM 3c George Minarck USN
Sea 1c Hugh Mcmanus USN
Sea 2c Mord Malone USN
Sea 2c Thomas Long USN
Lt(jg) Jason Lodwick USN
Sea 1c Charles Lively USN
Sea 2c Clarence Lepoma USN
Sea 1c Thomas Layne USN
Lt Jack Lahrmer USN
WT 1c Leopold Kordas USN
CBM Edward Kelley USN
Sea 1c Lowell Irwin USN
F 1c Angelo Iafrati USN
StM 1c James Harris USN
Sea 1c Robert Harper USN
WT 2c Dennis Hancock USN
Sea 1c Fritz Haar USN