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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
SC 2c Jesse Capps USN
Sea 1c Haldon Stratton USN
F 1c Angelo Iafrati USN
WT 2c Michael Zemlin USN
MM 3c Theron Coffin USN
Y 3c Raymond Steuernagel USN
Sea 1c Lowell Irwin USN
StM 1c Edward White USN
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