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New Mexico

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Saturday, May 12, 1945
Kamikaze strike at Okinawa
While approaching her berth in Hagushi anchorage just after sunset May 12, New Mexico was attacked by two suicides; one plunged into her, the other managed to hit her with his bomb. ... She was set an fire, and 54 of her men were killed, with 119 wounded. ... Swift action extinguished the fires within half an hour, and on 28 May she departed for repairs at Leyte, followed by rehearsals for the planned invasion of the Japanese home islands.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 34

Namesort descending Service Branch
Sea 1c Carl Adams USN
Lt(jg) Harold Anderson USN
Sea 1c Alma Beutler USN
Sea 1c Jessie Boyd USN
Sea 1c James Burhans USN
GM 2c Anthony Carpenetti USN
Sea 1c Max Carpenter USN
Sea 2c Norris Cash USN
Sea 2c Armon Duganier USN
GM 2c Wallace Dukes USN
EM 3c John Enders USN
Sea 2c Adam Felan USN
Cox Lester Fields USN
BM 2c Everett Figg USN
Cox Richard Flickinger USN
Sea 1c Robert Franklin USN
EM 3c John Gates USN
Sea 1c Henry Geringer USN
Sea 1c William Gordon USN
Sea 1c James Graham USN


Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships