Zuikaku at 1400 hrs 25 Oct 1944, listing but underway

Caption     Zuikaku at 1400 hrs 25 Oct 1944, listing but underway ww2dbase
Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy Naval History and Heritage Command
Identification Code   NH 95545
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Photos on Same Day 25 Oct 1944
Added By C. Peter Chen

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
8 Jun 2011 08:39:46 PM

The Japanese lost 26 ships during the Battle of Leyte Gulf Oct. 23-25th, 1944.
With the loss of ships and men, about 10,500
were killed and between 500 to 600 carrier and land based aircraft were lost.
11 destroyers, 10 cruisers, 3 battleships,
3 light carriers and 1 fleet carrier.
It was the largest naval battle of WWII.

After Leyte, the Japanese Navy never again
sailed into battle, with such a large force
The sinking of Zuikaku, was the last of the
Japanese Carrires to be sunk, that took part in the attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941


Leyte was the first use of Kamikaze attacks
the Japanese believed aircraft used this way carrying bombs and crashing into US ships, could destroy US Naval forces in the pacific help turn the tide against Japan.

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