Tag: Landing Ship Medium (Rocket)

March 25, 2020

Attack on Amphibious Assault Ship LSM(R)-188: A Lesson in Courage

On the night of March 28-29, 1945 (LOVE-Day minus three), amphibious assault ship LSM(R)-188 conducted an aggressive harassment patrol only eight miles off the town of Naha, Okinawa Jima. At 0557 on March 29, Japanese suicide dive-bombers appeared overhead, and the crew quickly went to battle stations, with the antiaircraft battery immediately