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Kamikazes

This online photograph exhibit displays some of the official U.S. Navy photographs in chronological order of Kamikaze attacks during World War II on U.S. Navy ships and vessels.   The photographs begin with the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944, through the Battle for Iwo Jima and the Okinawa Campaign, to the summer of 1945.  

Collage of images:  80-G-339260-62:  Operation Ten-Go, April 1945.   Japanese Kamikaze goes down off Okinawa attempting to attack USS Wake Island (CVE-65).  Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.