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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services


Robley Evans

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Friday, May 11, 1945
Kamikaze Attacks near Okinawa
Evans, in company with Hugh W Hadley (DD-774) was assigned radar picket duty northwest of Okinawa. ... During the first night on station, May 10 and 11, enemy planes were constantly in evidence, more than a hundred attacked the two destroyers and the two LCSs with them. Evans fought determinedly against this overwhelming assault, splashing many of the attackers but in quick succession, four kamikazes struck her. ... Evans' after engineering spaces flooded, and she lost power. 32 of her crew were killed and another 27 were wounded.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 30

Namesort descending Service Branch
WT 3c Edward Arment USN
CWT Rhesa Boor USN
MM 2c Armand Boucher USN
MM 1c Johnnie Bourke USN
MM 2c Donald Clippert USN
WT 3c Herbert Doyle USN
WT 1c Harry Englerth USN
WT 2c Donald Erwin USN
WT 1c Stephen Getchell USN
WT 2c Donald Hannon USN
F 1c Edward Hassell USN
MM 2c Arthur Helwagen USN
SK 3c Donald Hopkins USN
F 1c Bernard Jonikas USN
MM 3c Mary Kemp USN
PhM 2c Paul Kinnin USN
WT 1c Herman Liles USN
F 1c John Meyer USN
Sea 1c Norman Miller USN
Sea 1c Leo Mislak USN


Prepared by CAPT R.O. Strange USN (Ret.)