Commanding officer of the carrier Shokaku, Takatsugu Jōjima, watched as aircraft took off to attack Pearl Harbor, 7 Dec 1941

Caption   Commanding officer of the carrier Shokaku, Takatsugu Jōjima, watched as aircraft took off to attack Pearl Harbor, 7 Dec 1941 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   80-G-182248
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Photos on Same Day 7 Dec 1941
Photos at Same Place Pacific Ocean
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 14 Oct 2006

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
13 May 2010 05:23:30 PM

Commanding Officer of Carrier Shokaku watches
as aircraft are launched against Pearl Harbor
December 7,1941.
Inscription is message for pilots to do their
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
7 Sep 2015 03:30:50 PM


Photo of Commanding Officer of Carrier Shokaku
Captain Koji Shiroshima, What does the message say on the blackboard?


Japanese Imperial Fleet! you must obey and die for your country, Japan. Whether you win or lose, you must fight and die for your country.
Other messages were similar to the pilots and ships crews. This is a crucial moment the victory of the Emperor hinges on this battle everyman must do his duty...

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