|Caption||A B6N2 torpedo bomber exploding in mid-air after direct hit by 5-inch shell from carrier Yorktown, off Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, 4 Dec 1943, photo 1 of 2 ww2dbase|
|Photographer||Alfred N. Cooperman|
|Source||ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives|
|Photos in Series||See all photos in this series|
|Photos on Same Day||4 Dec 1943|
|Photos at Same Place||Pacific Ocean|
|Added By||C. Peter Chen|
|Added Date||14 Oct 2006|
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|Licensing||Public Domain. According to the US National Archives, as of 21 Jul 2010:
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22 May 2011 12:00:54 PM
ITS THE BRAVE ONE'S WHO DIE, THE SOLDIERS
Can you imagine how much courage, I mean real guts to attack at low level through all the flak from 20mm, 40mm, .50 Caliber and 5 inch guns all firing at you.
How many hits did that "Jill" take, before it was hit by that 5 inch shell were the crew dead already? we'll never know.