Japanese pilot Shigeyuki Sato in a D3A dive bomber plunging toward USS Hornet during Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, 26 Oct 1942; note B5N torpedo bomber in level flight and splash from anti-aircraft shell burst in front of Hornet

Caption   Japanese pilot Shigeyuki Sato in a D3A dive bomber plunging toward USS Hornet during Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, 26 Oct 1942; note B5N torpedo bomber in level flight and splash from anti-aircraft shell burst in front of Hornet ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   80-G-211215
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Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 26 Oct 1942
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 7 Sep 2006

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Bob Cook says:
15 Oct 2014 08:00:26 PM

My uncle "Chick" whose name (Ernest) I carry as a middle name, died at the Battle of Vera Cruz. I am proud to carry that name.

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