Photo #: NH 82404
Chikuma (Japanese Heavy Cruiser, 1939)
Under air attack during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, 26 October 1942.
Photographed from a USS Enterprise (CV-6) plane.
Note the smoke coming from her bridge area, which had been hit by a bomb, and what appears to be a recognition marking painted atop her number two eight-inch gun turret. The ship's catapults and aircraft crane appear to be swung out over her sides, aft of amidships.
The original photograph came from Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison's World War II history project working files.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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16 January 2002