Photo #: 80-G-324543
Okinawa Campaign, 1945
A Japanese airplane ("believed 'Zeke'") about to crash into the sea as a result of heavy anti-aircraft gunfire, during an air attack on Task Group 58.1 off Okinawa, 14 April 1945.
Photographed from USS Miami (CL-89), whose 5"/38 and 40mm guns are firing in the foreground.
Two other ships, nearly hidden by gunfire smoke, are in the distance.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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17 March 2003