USS McClelland DE 750 Kamazaki Painting on Flying Bridge

USS McCLELLAND DE 750
"Our Kamakazi"

"On 1 June 1945 while performing Radar & Sonar picket duty off the coast of Okinawa, a suicide (Kamakazi) dived on us from the stern and was splashed about 25 yards off our starboard bow . The skipper ordered an emergency left rudder turn to port or it would have been a direct hit on our ship. We painted a picture of our 'trophy' on the port side of the flying bridge . I hope it remained there during the "Mighty Mac's" commission, I really don't know."

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Photo submitted by Art Zippler GMM 3/c, Plankowner
Aboard 7/28/44 - 1/19/46

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