A Japanese D4Y Suisei fighter splashing into the sea after being shot down during an attack on the American fleet as seen from USS Essex, 25 Nov 1944. Note battleship USS South Dakota and US fighter in level flight

Caption   A Japanese D4Y Suisei fighter splashing into the sea after being shot down during an attack on the American fleet as seen from USS Essex, 25 Nov 1944. Note battleship USS South Dakota and US fighter in level flight ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation
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South Dakota-class   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 25 Nov 1944
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 23 Jun 2014

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