Naval History and Heritage Command

National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Okinawa Campaign:  Operation Ten-Go:  Kamikaze Attacks:  May 27-29, 1945

The eighth Japanese Kamikaze attack of Operation Ten-Go occurred May 27-29, 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 Drexler (DD-741) and the large craft support vessel - LSC(L)-119.   Notable U.S. Navy ships damaged:   USS Anthony (DD-515), USS Braine (DD-630), USS Sandoval (APA-194), USS Shubrick (DD-639), USS Southard (DMS-10), and USS Tatum (APD-81).  In this series of attacks, Japanese submarine I-367 damaged USS Gilligan (DE-508) and a Japanese suicide plane, which was reported as an ALF - a twin-float, single-engine bi-plane, crashed into U.S. freighter SS Mary A. Livermore.   Our photograph collections do not have images of this specific attack.  

Image:  NH 107142:  USS Drexler (DD-741), November 14, 1944.  Japanese suicide planes sank her on May 28, 1945.  U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.