Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

NH 95543 Battle off Cape Engano, 25 October 1944

Photo #: NH 95543  Battle off Cape Engano, 25 October 1944
Title: Battle off Cape Engano, 25 October 1944
Description: Japanese aircraft carriers Zuikaku (center) and (probably) Zuiho (right) under dive bombing attack during the Battle off Cape Engano. Bombs have hit the water near Zuikaku's port side. Patterns of explosions ahead of her and aft of the other carrier are from bursting anti-aircraft shells. Photographed from a USS Enterprise (CV-6) aircraft, whose wing is visible in the lower foreground. Data at bottom of print indicates the view was taken during the day's first attack. This view appears to have been taken shortly after that seen in Photo # 80-G-281767. Copied from an original print in the USS Enterprise action report for this battle, 1985. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 95543
Related Content
Topic
Document Type
  • Photograph
Wars & Conflicts
File Formats
  • Image (gif, jpg, tiff)
Location of Archival Materials