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NH 62580 "Ten-Go" Operation, April 1945

Photo #: NH 62580  "Ten-Go" Operation, April 1945
Title: "Ten-Go" Operation, April 1945
Description: Photo #: NH 62580 Ten-Go Operation, April 1945 Japanese battleship Yamato listing to port and afire at the after end of her superstructure, but still underway, while under attack by U.S. Navy carrier planes north of Okinawa, 7 April 1945. The original photo caption reads: A torpedo plane's view of battleship Yamato. This is how Japan's mightiest warship appeared as six lone U.S. Navy torpedo planes raced in to destroy her. She is still making 10 to 15 knots, though fires continue to burn amidships. Photographed from a USS Yorktown (CV-10) plane. Collection of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 62580
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