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The Don Schroeder Collection

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Kamikaze Attack; Okinawa, May 4, 1945
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Orders where to proceed after kamikaze hit.

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Message from CO of USS Fullam (DD-474), who was with us when we got hit.

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Message from Rear Admiral Sample after hit.

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Telegrams received by Mrs. Dorothy McCoy when her husband, Hugh, went overboard during kamikaze attack. He was reported as missing in action, but three days later was reported to be a survivor. Mrs. McCoy says these were three of the worst days of her life.

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