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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Saturday, January 6, 1945
Kamikaze Attack at Lingayen Gulf
On 6 January 1945 a Japanese suicide plane crashed into Brooks' port side starting a fire amidships. The main and auxiliary steam lines were severed; the fire main broken; and the sea valve to the condenser was pierced, causing the forward engine room to flood.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 8

Namesort descending Service Branch
Sea 2c Gordon Aiken USN
MOMM 3c William Brady USN
Sea 2c Dock Cox USN
F 2c Vernon Davis USN
CRM Laurel Holdridge USN
WT 2c John Kristiansen USN
MM 2c Russell Schmitt USN
Sea 1c Donald Sebastian USN