Photo #: 80-G-7661
Japanese Type 97 Shipboard Attack Aircraft ("Kate")
Wrecked on Indispensable Reef, at the time it was inspected by a Patrol Squadron 71 crew, 9 June 1942.
The plane is from the Japanese aircraft carrier Shokaku and bears the tail marking "EI-306". It went down during a Battle of the Coral Sea search mission a month earlier and has its cockpit area burned out.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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25 April 2000