Kaga in heavy seas en route to Pearl Harbor, circa early Dec 1941; carrier Zuikaku in background

Caption     Kaga in heavy seas en route to Pearl Harbor, circa early Dec 1941; carrier Zuikaku in background ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy Naval History and Heritage Command
Identification Code   NH 75483
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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
29 Apr 2010 05:50:19 PM

Japanese Aircraft Carrier Kaga moves through heavy N.Pacific seas, towards Pearl Harbor,
Hawaii Dec. 7,1941.
Carrier on right of Kaga is the Zuikaku, the
original film was found on Kiska 1943.
2. Addison Leedom says:
12 Jun 2016 07:07:34 PM

What is the horizontal device over the deck on the stern of Kaga?
3. Kevin G says:
28 Oct 2016 08:52:28 PM

Kaga was equipped with a double-decker elevator.
The upper piece "filled the gap" when the elevator was lowered.
It doesn't show up in many photos.

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