Portrait of Yamato's officers two days prior to Ten-Go Operation, Mitajiri Anchorage, Japan, 5 Apr 1945; note Rear Admiral Kosaku Ariga at front center

Caption   Portrait of Yamato's officers two days prior to Ten-Go Operation, Mitajiri Anchorage, Japan, 5 Apr 1945; note Rear Admiral Kosaku Ariga at front center ww2dbase
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Photos on Same Day 5 Apr 1945
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 14 Feb 2008

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
1 Jun 2016 04:54:36 PM

GROUP PHOTO:

Officer seated in center was the captain of Yamoto, Rear Admiral Kosaku Ariga. Other officers are unidentified. Photograph taken two days before the Yamoto was sunk by US Navy carrier aircraft.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
1 Jun 2016 09:43:37 PM

FLYING COLORS: FLOWN APRIL 5th and 7th 1945

The Yamato flew different flags the main mast flag was the Japanese Naval Ensign, The Vice Admiral's Flag and the Samurai Banner.
For Yamato's last mission painted on the side of her funnel was Kikusui Chrysanthemum Crest.

LOST AT SEA:

When the Yamato sank, 2,498 officers and men were lost with her. Out of the ships company 280 survived.

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