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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Monday, May 14, 1945
Kamikaze Strike ner Okinawa
Making a quick turnaround in repairs to battle damage from a suicide plane, Enterprise returned to the Okinawa action on May 6. ... A kamikaze once more crashed into the flight deck destroying the forward elevator killing 14 and seriously injuring 34. ... The ship returned to Puget Sound Shipyard Bremerton WA for these repairs

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 11

Namesort descending Service Branch
Sea 1c Erwin Adolf USN
EM 1c Lawrence Bowers USN
MM 1c August Demma USN
Sea 2c Aaron Dobbs USN
Ens Charles Grice USN
Sea 1c James Harbin USN
Sea 1c Isaiah King USN
F 1c Michael Meko USN
Cox Jack Sims USN
F 1c Ivan Smith USN
Sea 1c Donald Young USN
Prepared by CAPT R.O. Strange USN (Ret.)