B5N torpedo bomber taking off from Shokaku to attack Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941

Caption     B5N torpedo bomber taking off from Shokaku to attack Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941 ww2dbase
Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy Naval History and Heritage Command
Identification Code   NH 50603
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Shokaku   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Photos on Same Day 7 Dec 1941
Photos at Same Place Pacific Ocean
Added By C. Peter Chen

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
29 Apr 2010 05:41:58 PM

Type 97 Carrier Attack Bomber (Kate) takes-
off from either the Zuikaku or Shokaku.
This is second attack wave, note cheering
crewmen,who must by yelling "Banzai,banzai"

Japanese Naval Ensign, with its disk of the
sun and sixteen red rays, this was flown
by the Japanese Navy until the end of WWII.
And was later re-adopted by the Japanese
Maritime Self-Defense Force in 1954.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
7 May 2010 08:34:15 PM

Photo of (Kate) taking off from the Carrier
The pilots could be eather:
Lt. Cmdr. Shigekazu Shimazaki,First Squadron

Lt. Jyozo Iwami,Second Squadron

Lt. Yoshiaki Tsubola,Third Squadron

Aircraft were in second attack wave, against
Hickam Field.
3. Why Do You Need To Know My Name? says:
7 Mar 2018 02:45:50 PM

This Text did not give me much information, I'm working on a school project about this picture and I only got one sentence out of it, and I need around two paragraphs (10 sentences)

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