Naval History and Heritage Command

National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Okinawa Campaign:  Operation Ten-Go:  Kamikaze Attacks:  June 21-22, 1945

The tenth Japanese Kamikaze attack of Operation Ten-Go occurred June 21-22, 1945.   Despite Okinawa being declared secure on June 21, enemy suicide planes continued their attacks as before, even sinking USS LSM-59.   Some other notable ships damaged:   USS Curtiss (AV-4), USS Ellyson (DMS-19), USS Halloran (DE-305), USS Kenneth Whiting (AV-14), USS LSM-213, and USS LST-534.  Of note, the last U.S. Navy warship to be sunk by a Kamikaze occurred on July 28, 1945.    On that date, a suicide plane hit USS Callaghan (DD-792) approximately 50 miles southwest of Okinawa, killing 47 members of her valiant crew.   Our photographic collections do not have any images of this specific attack. 

Image:  NH 83890:  USS Halloran (DE-305), off Mare Island Navy Yard, June 7, 1944.  U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.