Aircraft carrier Akagi shortly after leaving Port Stirling, Celebes for the Indian Ocean, 26 Mar 1942; note B5N torpedo bombers on flight deckBritish cruisers Dorsetshire and Cornwall burning during the Indian Ocean Raid, 5 Apr 1942; photo taken from a Japanese aircraftD3A dive bomber taking off from carrier Akagi, Indian Ocean, 5 Apr 1942HMS Hermes sinking off Ceylon, 9 Apr 1942; photo taken from a Japanese aircraft
Aircraft carrier Akagi shortly after leaving Port Stirling, Celebes for the Indian Ocean, 26 Mar 1942; note B5N torpedo bombers on flight deckBritish cruisers Dorsetshire and Cornwall burning during the Indian Ocean Raid, 5 Apr 1942; photo taken from a Japanese aircraftD3A dive bomber taking off from carrier Akagi, Indian Ocean, 5 Apr 1942HMS Hermes sinking off Ceylon, 9 Apr 1942; photo taken from a Japanese aircraft
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