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Forrest

Sunday, May 27, 1945
Kamikaze Attacks near Okinawa
On May 27. three enemy aircraft were sighted, two of which Forrest downed. ... The third, however, crashed her starboard side at the waterline, killing 5 and wounding 13 of her men. ... As damage control and fire fighting measures were being taken she headed for Kerama Retto and repairs.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 6

Namesort descending Service Branch
WT 2c Joseph Aul USN
Sea 1c William Cywinsky USN
Sea 1c Philip Finkelstein USN
Sea 2c William Martin USN
Sea 2c Richard Mcconnell USN
Sea 2c George Sommers USN