Operation Ten-Go: May 10-11, 1945
Okinawa Campaign: Operation Ten-Go: Kamikaze Attacks: May 10-11, 1945
The sixth Japanese Kamikaze attack of Operation Ten-Go occurred May 10-11, 1945. As with the prior attacks, numerous ships were damaged. On this occasion, the enemy were able to hit USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) twice. Other warships attacked and damaged were USS Brown (DD-546), USS Harry F. Bauer (DM-26), USS Wilkes Barre (CL-103). Due to the damage to Bunker Hill, Vice Admiral Marc A. Mitscher, USN, Commander Task Force 58, tranferred his flag to USS Enterprise (CV-6). Of note, USS Hugh W. Hadley (DD-774) was damaged by a Baka bomb during the attack on May 11.
Image: 80-G-274259: USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) burning after Japanese Kamikaze attack on May 11, 1945. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.