Photo #: 80-G-319232
Carrier Strikes on Japan, March 1945
A Japanese Navy "Judy" (Yokosuka D4Y3) bomber passes near USS Bataan (CVL-29) during an unsuccessful dive bombing run on Task Force 58, while the U.S. ships were operating off Japan on 20 March 1945. The Japanese plane was soon brought down by anti-aircraft fire.
Photographed from USS Hancock (CV-19). Bataan is the ship in the center of the view.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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22 August 2000