On January 21, 1945 USS Ticonderoga aircraft accompanied by other units, attacked
Taiwan, Pescadores and Sakishima Gunto where USS Ticonderoga was badly
damaged by two Japanese Kamikaze aircraft and returned to port for repairs. In May
1945 the aircraft carrier along with VB-87 returned to join the battle and on May 17,
1945 VB-87 and other squadrons struck the Marshall Islands. From May 28 until May
31, 1945 USS Ticonderoga’s aircraft took part in raids on Okinawa and the other Ryuku
Islands. VB-87 was assigned to Ticonderoga from early May – September 1945.