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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services


New Mexico

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 ascending Service Branch
PhM 3c Hiram Waters USN
Sea 2c Joseph Teefy USN
EM 2c Henry Schuler USN
RM 1c Walter Rougeux USN
Cox Raymond Novak USN
GM 1c Alva Moorfield USN
Sea 1c Kenneth Modesitt USN
ARM 2c Edward Kurzawa USN
Sea 1c Orville Kimball USN
GM 3c John Key USN
Sea 1c Oden Johnson USN
BM 1c Jacob Hoch USN
Sea 1c William Hatcher USN
Sea 1c Cletus Hart USN
Sea 1c James Graham USN
Sea 1c William Gordon USN
Sea 1c Henry Geringer USN
EM 3c John Gates USN
Sea 1c Robert Franklin USN
Cox Richard Flickinger USN