Kamikaze Attack near Kerama Retto
Departing San Pedro Bay March 21, for radar picket duty off the Ryukyus, Kimberly was attacked March 26 by two Vals. ... Despite accurate antiaircraft fire and numerous hits, one enemy plane, trailing fire and smoke, crashed into the aft gun mounts killing 4 men and wounding 57. ... Kimberly cleared the area April 1 for repairs at Mare Island.