Shoho burning during Battle of Coral Sea, photographed by a torpedo bomber pilot from Yorktown, 7 May 1942

Caption   Shoho burning during Battle of Coral Sea, photographed by a torpedo bomber pilot from Yorktown, 7 May 1942
Source   United States National Archives
Identification Code   80-G-17048
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Added By C. Peter Chen

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Visitor Submitted Comments

  1. Bill says:
    2 Jan 2010 08:44:44 PM

    Shoho was commissioned in 1941 she could only
    carry (30) aircraft. At Coral Sea, Shoho had
    in her Air Group.
    (8) Zero Fighters (Zeke)
    (4) Type 96 Carrier Fighters (Claude)
    (6) Type 97 Carrier Attack Planes (Kate)

    Shoho was sunk and took as many as (13) bomb
    hits, and (7) torpedo hits also lost was her
    entire air group.
  2. Bill says:
    3 Jan 2010 09:55:27 AM

    Hosho was Japan's first Aircraft Carrier and
    gained experience and training developing her Naval aviation.
    She was the first Major Japanese ship lost during the Battle of the Coral Sea on
    May 8,1942.

    "Scratch one Flattop" Radio message sent by
    Lt. Commander Robert Dixon, leader of the Lexingtons-based dive bombers, that sent
    Hosho to the bottom.

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