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80-G-7661 Japanese Type 97 Shipboard Attack Aircraft ("Kate")

Photo #: 80-G-7661  Japanese Type 97 Shipboard Attack Aircraft ("Kate")
Description: Photo #: 80-G-7661 Japanese Type 97 Shipboard Attack Aircraft (Kate) Wrecked on Indispensable Reef, at the time it was inspected by a Patrol Squadron 71 crew, 9 June 1942. The plane is from the Japanese aircraft carrier Shokaku and bears the tail marking EI-306. It went down during a Battle of the Coral Sea search mission a month earlier and has its cockpit area burned out. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-7661
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