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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Friday, May 25, 1945
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.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 21

Namesort ascending Service Branch
MM 3c Walter Zagajewski USN
F 1c John Weaver USN
Sea 1c John Vrska USN
F 2c George Strenke USN
F 1c Harry Serres USN
F 1c Edgar Sears USN
TM 1c George Rusin USN
BM 2c Manuel Reade USN
F 1c Sigmund Raczkowski USN
F 1c Marvin Preiner USN
Sea 1c Stanley Person USN
F 1c Perry Miller USN
WT 3c Carl Long USN
F 2c Herman Lipe USN
Sea 2c Victor Lindgren USN
Sea 1c Robert Lewis USN
Sea 2c John Heston USN
GM 3c Lloyd Erwin USN
Sea 1c Glen Collins USN
GM 1c David Bruce USN