Photo #: 80-G-281767
Battle off Cape Engano, 25 October 1944
Japanese aircraft carriers Zuikaku (left center) and (probably) Zuiho (right) under attack by U.S. Navy dive bombers during the Battle off Cape Engano.
Both ships appear to be making good speed, indicating that this photo was taken relatively early in the action. Both carriers are emitting heavy smoke. Note heavy concentration of anti-aircraft shell bursts in lower right and right, and a SB2C "Helldiver" diving in the lower left.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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16 May 2000