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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Friday, May 4, 1945
Kamikaze Attack near Okinawa
On March 21, Ingraham took up radar picket station in support of the Okinawa-Gunto operation. ... On May 4, she came under concerted air attack, and shot down four of the enemy planes before a fifth crashed the ship above the waterline on the port side, its bomb exploding in the generator room. ... With only 1 gun operative, and with 51 casualties aboard, Ingraham retired to Hunter's Point, Calif., for repairs.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 15

Namesort ascending Service Branch
SOM 3c George Williamson USN
EM 2c Roy Walker USNR
Sea 1c James Stowbridge USN
EM 3c Robert Stone USN
MOMM 1c John Smith USN
Sea 1c William Seaton USN
Bkr 2c Edmund Ponganis USN
MM 3C James Lombardo USN
FC 1c Wilbur Keckhut USN
FC 1c Calvin Johnson USN
SC 3c Clifford Jacobs USN
StM 2c Erskine Goodman USN
CFC Robert Flanders USN
EM 2c Paul Daggett USN
Sea 1c Aster Beason USN
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships