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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
CWT Rhesa Boor USN
SK 3c Donald Hopkins USN
MM 2c Armand Boucher USN
F 1c Bernard Jonikas USN
MM 1c Johnnie Bourke USN
Sea 1c Leo Mislak USN
MM 2c Donald Clippert USN
Sea 1c Norman Miller USN
Sea 1c William Urton USN
F 1c John Meyer USN
F 1c John Tucker USN
WT 1c Herman Liles USN
F 1c Charles Wachter USN
MM 2c Arthur Helwagen USN
F 1c George Tarapchak USN
F 1c Edward Hassell USN
CMM Hamilton Potter USN
WT 2c Donald Hannon USN
WT 1c Jewel Myers USN
WT 1c Stephen Getchell USN


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