G4M1 bomber of Japanese Navy 4th Air Group, piloted by Lieutenant Commander Takuzo Ito, moments before crashing into sea during attack on USS Lexington off Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 20 Feb 1942

Caption   G4M1 bomber of Japanese Navy 4th Air Group, piloted by Lieutenant Commander Takuzo Ito, moments before crashing into sea during attack on USS Lexington off Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 20 Feb 1942 ww2dbase
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Added Date 17 Sep 2010

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
9 Oct 2011 01:17:16 PM

NONE BUT THE BRAVE: Looks like the Betty is missing its port engine and on fire, but still making its attack run. 4th Kokutai lost fifteen of its seventeen G4M1s launched, making attacks against the Carrier USS Lexington. Ship in photo could be a US destroyer at flank speed. The Betty is within range of the ships onboard weapons.

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