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NH 95786 Battle off Cape Engano, 25 October 1944

Photo #: NH 95786  Battle off Cape Engano, 25 October 1944
Title: Battle off Cape Engano, 25 October 1944
Description: Japanese warships maneuvering under attack by U.S. Navy carrier aircraft, during the afternoon of 25 October. Bombs are falling near the light carrier Zuiho, in lower left center. The large carrier Zuikaku is burning and apparently dead in the water in the right center distance. Nearest of the two ships at left, beyond Zuiho, is an Akizuki class destroyer. Note anti-aircraft shell bursts overhead. Photographed from a USS Franklin (CV-13) plane. Copied in 1986 from an original print (photo # 26) in the TG38.4 action report of 18 November 1944. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 95786
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