Naval History and Heritage Command

National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Okinawa Campaign:  Operation Ten-Go:  Kamikaze Attacks: April 27-28, 1945

The fourth Japanese Kamikaze attack of Operation Ten-Go occurred April 27-28, 1945.   As with the prior attacks, the enemy also utilized demolition barge boats, resulting in the damage of numerous U.S. Navy ships.   Ships damaged:  USS Bennion (DD-662), USS Butler (DMS-29), USS England (DE-635), USS Ralph Talbot (DD-390), USS Rathburne (APD-25), USS Twiggs (DD-591), and USS Wadsworth (DD-516).   Note, England would receive substantial more damage during a Kamikaze attack on May 9.   Our collections do not have photographs of this attack. 

Image:  NH 90531:   USS Wadsworth (DD-516), off Mare Island Navy Yard, California, December 5, 1944.   U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.