Illustration of bomb and torpedo hits on battleship Yamato, 7 Apr 1945, part of Commander Miyamoto's interrogation, 25 Oct 1945

Caption   Illustration of bomb and torpedo hits on battleship Yamato, 7 Apr 1945, part of Commander Miyamoto's interrogation, 25 Oct 1945 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Strategic Bombing Survey [Pacific]
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Okinawa Campaign   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Interrogation Nav 32, Commander T. Miyamoto   Main article  Photos  Maps  
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Photos on Same Day 25 Oct 1945
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 17 May 2008
Licensing  Public Domain

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1. Commenter identity confirmed BILL says:
26 Feb 2009 02:23:41 PM

On 7 April 1945 Yamato was attacked by 386 U.S. Carrier Aircraft on her way to Okinawa, she took 13 torpedo hits and 8 bomb hits, her hull was damaged by numerious near misses. At 14:23 hrs Yamato capsized and an explosion in her forward ammunition store split her in two. 269 crew-members were saved out of her total crew of 3,332.
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26 Feb 2010 08:13:18 PM

great website.i loved seeing all this great info on history's two greatest battle wagons.i come from a naval family with a long history of service to king and country.when i see a great site like this i know that naval history is in good hands.

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