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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 Attacks near Okinawa
Morrison was assigned the most critical radar picket station commencing April 30, 1945. ... For the first three days of the assignment bad weather precluded air activity, however on May 4 an enemy force of 25 planes were detected approaching the area. Combat Air Patrol was able to splash several of the attackers but some got through. ... The first attack on Morrison was a near miss bomb attack off the starboard beam, which was closely followed by two more kamikaze’s making unsuccessful attacks on the ship. The fourth attack through intense AA fire succeeded in crashing into the stack and bridge, inflicting heavy casualties and knocking out most electrical equipment. Three more kamikazes then crashed into the ship. ... With damage of this magnitude, Morrison took on a prolonged list to starboard. Two explosions followed almost simultaneously and minutes later Morrison sank. ... A total of 152 men were lost

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 129

Namesort ascending Service Branch
Sea 1c Milton Odehnal USN
RDM 3c Harold Neuger USN
Sea 1c Leo Nadasan USN
Sea 2c Jack Murphy USN
Sea 1c Thomas Mulhern USN
MM 1c James Morson USN
Cox William Moench USN
F 1c Miguel Miramon USN
F 1c Frank Miller USN
Cox Ignatius Mierta USN
Sea 1c William Mechla USN
SF 3c Taylor Mcroy USN
GM 3c Eugene Mcmahon USN
RM 3c James Mckelvy USN
RM 3c Arthur Mcgary USN
Lt Timothy Mcelroy USN
MM 1c John Mccullah USN
Sea 1c James Mccarty USN
CTM John Masucci USN
F 1c John Marvin USN


Prepared by CAPT R.O. Strange USN (Ret.)