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NH 62696 USS Missouri (BB-63)

Photo #: NH 62696  USS Missouri (BB-63)
Title: USS Missouri (BB-63)
Description: About to be hit by a Japanese A6M Zero Kamikaze, while operating off Okinawa on 11 April 1945. The plane hit the ship's side below the main deck, causing minor damage and no casualties on board the battleship. A 40mm quad gun mount's crew is in action in the lower foreground. It is believed the photographer was either Seaman Len Schmidt or Harold I. “Buster” Campbell. Collection of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 62696
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  • Photograph
Wars & Conflicts
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