Akagi in Sukumo Bay, Kochi Prefecture, Japan, 27 Apr 1939

Caption   Akagi in Sukumo Bay, Kochi Prefecture, Japan, 27 Apr 1939 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy Naval History and Heritage Command
Identification Code   NH 73058
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Akagi   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 27 Apr 1939
Photos at Same Place Sukomo Bay, Kochi, Japan
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 7 Sep 2006

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
9 Sep 2011 08:52:08 PM

Photograph of Japanese carrier Akagi taken
at Sukumo bay, April 1939 after her extensive modernization from 1935 to 1938. Akagi was taken out of service and enters dry dock for modernization, at Sasebo Naval Yard.
She had her three flight decks removed, and replaced by one main flight deck running almost the length of the ship her aircraft capacity increased from 61 to 91 aircraft. During WWII she was later lost at the Battle of Midway June 1942.

During the attack on Pearl Harbor her air group was made up of Mitsubishi A6M2 Model 21 Zero "Zeke" Fighters, Aichi D3A1 "Val" Dive Bombers and Nakajima B5N "Kate" Torpedo Bombers.

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