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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Wednesday, May 9, 1945
Kamikaze Attack ner Okinawa
While operating in the Okinawa campaign a Japanese suicide plane crashed into the starboard side of Oberrender. A bomb carried by the plane penetrated the forward fireroom, where it exploded causing extensive damage. ... Twenty-four sailors were killed, wounded, or listed as missing as a result of the blast.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 2

Namesort descending Service Branch
WT 2c Fred Brown USN
Sea 1c Erwin Cash USN
Prepared by CAPT R.O. Strange USN (Ret.)