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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
Sea 1c Hugh Mcmanus USN
SM 3c George Minarck USN
BM 2c Byron Morris USN
QM 1c William Obrien USN
BM 1c Arnt Odegaard USN
RM 2c James Oneill USN
Sea 2c Arthur Parten USN
MM 1c Alex Poloz USN
CWT James Ragosta USN
FC 3c Pryor Ray USN
Sea 2c Donald Robin USN
RDM 1c Eugene Schneider USN
F 1c Charles Smith USN
EM 3c Harry Smith USN
CM 2c Frank Socko USN
Sea 1c John Stern USN
Y 3c Raymond Steuernagel USN
SC 2c Paul Strandberg USN
Sea 1c Haldon Stratton USN
Y 3c Francis Tatro USN


Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships