Operation Ten-Go: May 23-25, 1945
Okinawa Campaign: Operation Ten-Go: Kamikaze Attacks: May 23-35, 1945
The seventh Japanese Kamikaze attack of Operation Ten-Go occurred May 23-25, 1945. As with the prior attacks, numerous U.S. Navy ships were damaged, along with collisions and friendly fire. U.S. Navy ships lost: USS Bates (APD-47) and USS LSM-135. U.S. Navy ships damaged: USS Barry (APD-29), USS Butler (DMS-29), USS Guest (DD-472), USS O'Neill (DE-188), USS Roper (APD-20), USS Sims (APD-50), USS Stormes (DD-780), and USS William C. Cole (DE-641).
Image: NH 66540: Operation Ten-Go, USS Bates (APD-47), May 25, 1945. Burning after being hit by three kamikazes. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.