A6M Zero, damaged by concentrated anti-aircraft fire, diving on USS Essex, 14 May 1945Aerial view of bridges over Daitokei River (now Dadu River) in Shoka (now Changhua), Taiwan, 14 May 1945An A6M Zero special attack aircraft crashed through the flight deck of USS Enterprise and lodged in the forward elevator pit. 250kg bomb exploded and propelled the elevator several hundred feet in the air, 14 May 1945As seen from the USS Essex, the USS Enterprise burns furiously after a Japanese Special Attack aircraft struck the carrier at the forward elevator off Kyushu, Japan, 14 May 1945
A6M Zero, damaged by concentrated anti-aircraft fire, diving on USS Essex, 14 May 1945Aerial view of bridges over Daitokei River (now Dadu River) in Shoka (now Changhua), Taiwan, 14 May 1945An A6M Zero special attack aircraft crashed through the flight deck of USS Enterprise and lodged in the forward elevator pit. 250kg bomb exploded and propelled the elevator several hundred feet in the air, 14 May 1945As seen from the USS Essex, the USS Enterprise burns furiously after a Japanese Special Attack aircraft struck the carrier at the forward elevator off Kyushu, Japan, 14 May 1945
Crews aboard USS Enterprise controlling fires from a Japanese bomb that blew the forward elevator completely out of the ship, off Kyushu, Japan, 14 May 1945.Crews aboard USS Enterprise controlling fires from a Japanese bomb that blew the forward elevator completely out of the ship, shearing off the tail of an F6F Hellcat as it exited, off Kyushu, Japan, 14 May 1945.Nagoya, Japan during attack, seen from an American aircraft, 14 May 1945Russian former prisoner liberated by US 3rd Armored Division pointing out former Nazi guard who brutally beat prisoners, possibly at Mittelbau-Dora Concentration Camp, Nordhausen, Germany, 14 May 1945
Crews aboard USS Enterprise controlling fires from a Japanese bomb that blew the forward elevator completely out of the ship, off Kyushu, Japan, 14 May 1945.Crews aboard USS Enterprise controlling fires from a Japanese bomb that blew the forward elevator completely out of the ship, shearing off the tail of an F6F Hellcat as it exited, off Kyushu, Japan, 14 May 1945.Nagoya, Japan during attack, seen from an American aircraft, 14 May 1945Russian former prisoner liberated by US 3rd Armored Division pointing out former Nazi guard who brutally beat prisoners, possibly at Mittelbau-Dora Concentration Camp, Nordhausen, Germany, 14 May 1945
Two sailors from USS Enterprise stand on a section of the forward elevator awaiting rescue from USS Waldron after being blown into the water by the same explosion that sent the elevator high into the air, 14 May 1945.Ujitsu sugar plant under attack by US Navy PV-1 aircraft, Ujitsu (now Wuri), Taiwan, 14 May 1945
Two sailors from USS Enterprise stand on a section of the forward elevator awaiting rescue from USS Waldron after being blown into the water by the same explosion that sent the elevator high into the air, 14 May 1945.Ujitsu sugar plant under attack by US Navy PV-1 aircraft, Ujitsu (now Wuri), Taiwan, 14 May 1945


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