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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Tuesday, March 27, 1945
Kamikaze Attack near Okinawa
On March 24, Nevada massed off Okinawa with the mightiest naval force ever seen in the Pacific, as pre-invasion bombardment began. ... She pounded Japanese airfields shore defenses, supply dumps, and troop concentrations through the crucial operation, although 11 men were killed and a main battery turret damaged when she was struck by a suicide plane on March 27.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 4

Namesort descending Service Branch
AMM 3c Keith Collins USN
CBM Joy Kortkamp USN
Ens Walter Morgan USN
Sea 1c K. Wilson USN