Operation Ten-Go: June 21-22, 1945
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.