Carrier Akagi, battleship Hiei, and battleship Kirishima in the Pacific Ocean en route toward US Territory of Hawaii, 6 Dec 1941Flight leader Masao Sato (second row, third from right) with his pilots aboard Zuikaku, 6 Dec 1941; note Tetsuzo Iwamoto second row, right-mostGroup photo of the flight officers of Shokaku, 6 Dec 1941Japanese B5N torpedo bomber crews posing before a B5N aircraft aboard carrier Kaga, 6 Dec 1941
Carrier Akagi, battleship Hiei, and battleship Kirishima in the Pacific Ocean en route toward US Territory of Hawaii, 6 Dec 1941Flight leader Masao Sato (second row, third from right) with his pilots aboard Zuikaku, 6 Dec 1941; note Tetsuzo Iwamoto second row, right-mostGroup photo of the flight officers of Shokaku, 6 Dec 1941Japanese B5N torpedo bomber crews posing before a B5N aircraft aboard carrier Kaga, 6 Dec 1941
Japanese carrier pilots receiving instructions before attacking Pearl Harbor, Dec 1941Lieutenant Ichiro Kitajima briefing his bomber crews on the Pearl Harbor attack aboard carrier Kaga, 6 Dec 1941
Japanese carrier pilots receiving instructions before attacking Pearl Harbor, Dec 1941Lieutenant Ichiro Kitajima briefing his bomber crews on the Pearl Harbor attack aboard carrier Kaga, 6 Dec 1941


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