The memorable typhoon in the Ryuku Islands, Okinawa area. Typhoon continues with these ships badly damaged: USS Indiana, USS Massachusetts, USS Alabama, USS Missouri, USS Hornet, USS Bennington, USS Belleau Wood, USS San Jacinto, USS Windham Bay, USS Salamana, USS Bougainville, USS Attu, plus cruisers, destroyers and destroyer escorts. Battleship Mississippi, heavy cruiser Louisville and escort carrier Natoma are damaged by suicide planes. (Maybe the words ‘badly damaged’ do not apply to Missouri. After crushing seas and winds at 48 knots and gusts up to eighty knots, damage to Missouri was slight, though topside fittings and the two motor whaleboats were smashed.)