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Photo #: SC 301067
"Last Moments of Admiral Yamaguchi"
Japanese war art painting by Kita Renzo, 1942.
Rear Admiral Tamon Yamaguchi, commander of the Japanese Carrier Striking Force's Carrier Division Two, elected to remain aboard his flagship Hiryu when she was abandoned during the early morning of 5 June 1942. He is depicted here in the middle of the scene as he bids farewell to his staff.
Hiryu was the fourth Japanese aircraft carrier to be lost during the Battle of Midway.
Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
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8 March 1999