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Gayety

Sunday, May 27, 1945
Air Attack near Okinawa
On May 27, while continuing to support the Okinawa campaign, Gayety suffered a near-miss from a 500-pound bomb which exploded just astern. ... Five men were killed and two wounded by flying debris, and the fantail burst into flames. ... Quick damage control however followed by repairs at Kerama Retto, soon put her back in fighting shape, and she resumed minesweeping off Okinawa.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 5

Namesort ascending Service Branch
MOMM 2c Norman Wilson USN
SOM 2c Max Helms USN
Sea 1c Leonard Evers USN
F 1c John Erazim USN
Sea 1c Dean Deibler USN