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Kamikaze aircraft diving
on USS Columbia (CL-56)
(January 6, 1945)

 
Links - American Ships

The following sites provide sources of Internet information about American ships hit by Japan's Kamikaze and Kaiten Special Attack Forces:

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  • USS Aaron Ward (DM 34) Home Port - On May 3, 1945, hit by six kamikaze aircraft that killed 42. Excerpt from 1964 book Brave Ship Brave Men by Arnold S. Lott.
  • USS Braine DD-630 - On May 27, 1945, hit by two kamikaze aircraft that killed 67 and wounded 102. Many quotes from eyewitnesses to the carnage caused by the kamikaze attack.
  • USS Columbia CL-56 - On January 6, 1945, hit by two kamikaze aircraft that killed 13 and wounded 44. On January 9, 1945, hit by another kamikaze aircraft that killed 24 and wounded 97.
  • USS Evans DD552 - On May 11, 1945, hit by four kamikaze aircraft that killed 32. Includes article entitled "Kamikaze Killer" by Robert Sinclair Parkin.
  • USS Hadley Memorial Webpage - On May 11, 1945, hit by three kamikaze aircraft that killed 30 and wounded 68.
  • USS Haynsworth DD700 - On April 6, 1945, hit by a kamikaze aircraft that killed 13 and wounded 48.
  • USS Ingraham DD694 - On May 4, 1945, hit by a kamikaze aircraft that killed 15.
  • USS Laffey (DD-459/DD-724) - On April 16, 1945, hit by seven kamikaze aircraft and bombs from two other planes that killed 32 and wounded 71.
  • USS Mullany - On April 6, 1945, hit by a kamikaze aircraft that killed 30 and wounded 36.
  • USS Nashville CL-43 - On December 13, 1944, hit by a kamikaze aircraft that killed 133 and wounded 190.
  • USS Rall (DE 304) - On April 12, 1945, shot down three kamikaze aircraft but got hit by another one that killed 21 and wounded 38.
  • USS Shubrick Home Page - On May 29, 1945, hit by a kamikaze aircraft that killed 35 and wounded 25. Six wartime diaries and a large collection of sea stories.
  • USS Sigsbee DD-502 - On April 14, 1945, hit by a kamikaze aircraft that killed 23.
  • USS Sumner (DD-692) - On January 6, 1945, hit by a kamikaze aircraft that killed 14 and wounded 19.
  • U.S.S. Suwannee (CVE 27) - On October 25, 1944, hit by kamikaze aircraft. On October 26, 1944, hit by another kamikaze aircraft.
  • USS Terror (CM-5) - On May 1, 1945, hit by a kamikaze aircraft that killed 48 and wounded 123. Online book on USS Terror by Ed Wolfe and Allie Ryan.
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Updated November 9, 2015