Photo #: NH 95542
Battle off Cape Engano, 25 October 1944
Japanese warships under attack by Task Force 38 aircraft, circa 1330 hrs on 25 October. At left is the aircraft carrier Zuikaku, with an Akizuki class destroyer off her starboard bow. Light carrer Zuiho (identifed as Chitose class in original caption) is in the center, and another destroyer is at right.
Photographed from a USS Essex (CV-9) plane.
Copied from an original print in the USS Essex action report for this battle, 1985.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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16 May 2000