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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Sea 1c Alma Beutler USN
Sea 1c William Hatcher USN
Sea 1c Jessie Boyd USN
BM 1c Jacob Hoch USN
Sea 1c James Burhans USN
Sea 1c William Gordon USN
Sea 1c Max Carpenter USN
Sea 1c James Graham USN
Sea 2c Norris Cash USN
Sea 1c Henry Geringer USN
Sea 2c Joseph Teefy USN
EM 3c John Gates USN
Cox Raymond Novak USN
EM 3c John Enders USN
EM 2c Henry Schuler USN
Sea 2c Adam Felan USN
RM 1c Walter Rougeux USN
BM 2c Everett Figg USN
Sea 1c Orville Kimball USN
Cox Lester Fields USN