Kamikaze Attack out of Hagushi Anchorage
The weather was bad on the morning of May 25, with poor visibility and intermittent rain squalls. ... At 0905, a Japanese plane was sighted as it passed between two Navy planes and headed for Ammen (DD-527) directly ahead of Stormes At the last moment, the plane turned and crashed into Stormes aft torpedo mount. Its bomb exploded in the magazine under her number three 5-inch mount. The ship was on fire, and sea water poured through holes in the hull. ... By noon, repair parties had extinguished the fires and plugged the holes. Twenty-one members of the crew were killed and 15 injured.