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Japanese special attack A6M5 Model 52 Zero fighter diving on USS White Plains, 25 Oct 1944SekiSt Lo exploded after hit by bomb or kamikaze, possibly of Seki, 25 Oct 1944Tail section of a D4Y Suisei ‘Judy’ dive bomber that landed on the flight deck of Escort Carrier USS Kitkun Bay after being exploded in flight by intense anti-aircraft fire during the Battle off Samar, 25 Oct 1944
Japanese special attack A6M5 Model 52 Zero fighter diving on USS White Plains, 25 Oct 1944Seki's special attack squadron took off among cheers, 25 Oct 1944St Lo exploded after hit by bomb or kamikaze, possibly of Seki, 25 Oct 1944Tail section of a D4Y Suisei ‘Judy’ dive bomber that landed on the flight deck of Escort Carrier USS Kitkun Bay after being exploded in flight by intense anti-aircraft fire during the Battle off Samar, 25 Oct 1944
Flaming Carriers Belleau Wood and Franklin afire after being hit by suicide aircraft, off Samar, Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944Fantail of USS Belleau Wood burning after being struck by a special attack aircraft, off the Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944Firefighters of Belleau Wood fighting flames caused by a special attack aircraft, in the Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944; note TBM Avenger aircraft on flight deck and Franklin burning in distance. Photo 1 of 2
Flaming 'kamikaze' special attack plane falling astern of Petrof Bay, Philippine Islands, 26 Oct 1944Carriers Belleau Wood and Franklin afire after being hit by suicide aircraft, off Samar, Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944Fantail of USS Belleau Wood burning after being struck by a special attack aircraft, off the Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944Firefighters of Belleau Wood fighting flames caused by a special attack aircraft, in the Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944; note TBM Avenger aircraft on flight deck and Franklin burning in distance. Photo 1 of 2
Firefighters of Belleau Wood fighting flames caused by a special attack aircraft, in the Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944; note TBM Avenger aircraft on flight deck and Franklin burning in distance. Photo 2 of 2Major fires on the fantail of USS Belleau Wood were finally extinguished about three hours after being struck by a special attack aircraft, off the Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944USS Belleau Wood after fires were put out and damaged aircraft were jettisoned after being struck by a special attack aircraft earlier in the day, off the Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944. Note hole in flight deckA Mitsubishi A6M Zero special attack aircraft diving on the carrier Lexington (Essex-class) off the Philippines, 5 Nov 1944. This plane struck the carrier directly outboard of the secondary conn causing moderate damage
Firefighters of Belleau Wood fighting flames caused by a special attack aircraft, in the Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944; note TBM Avenger aircraft on flight deck and Franklin burning in distance. Photo 2 of 2Major fires on the fantail of USS Belleau Wood were finally extinguished about three hours after being struck by a special attack aircraft, off the Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944USS Belleau Wood after fires were put out and damaged aircraft were jettisoned after being struck by a special attack aircraft earlier in the day, off the Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944. Note hole in flight deckA Mitsubishi A6M Zero special attack aircraft diving on the carrier Lexington (Essex-class) off the Philippines, 5 Nov 1944. This plane struck the carrier directly outboard of the secondary conn causing moderate damage
Shortly before taking off from Chôshi airstrip, Japan, Japanese Special Attack pilots Tetsuya Ueno, Koshiro Hayashi, Naoki Okagami, Takao Oi, and Toshio Yoshitake posing in front of a Ki-51 attack aircraft, 8 Nov 1944A column of smoke 500 feet wide rising from the burning fleet oiler USS Mississinewa after being struck by the first Japanese Kaiten deployed, Ulithi Atoll, 30 Nov 1944. Light carrier USS Langley is in the foreground.A column of smoke 500 feet wide rising from the capsized and burning fleet oiler USS Mississinewa after being struck by the first Japanese Kaiten deployed, Ulithi Atoll, 30 Nov 1944.A column of smoke 500 feet wide rising from the capsized and burning fleet oiler USS Mississinewa after being struck by the first Japanese Kaiten deployed, Ulithi Atoll, 30 Nov 1944. Oiler USS Taluga in the foreground.
Shortly before taking off from Chôshi airstrip, Japan, Japanese Special Attack pilots Tetsuya Ueno, Koshiro Hayashi, Naoki Okagami, Takao Oi, and Toshio Yoshitake posing in front of a Ki-51 attack aircraft, 8 Nov 1944A column of smoke 500 feet wide rising from the burning fleet oiler USS Mississinewa after being struck by the first Japanese Kaiten deployed, Ulithi Atoll, 30 Nov 1944. Light carrier USS Langley is in the foreground.A column of smoke 500 feet wide rising from the capsized and burning fleet oiler USS Mississinewa after being struck by the first Japanese Kaiten deployed, Ulithi Atoll, 30 Nov 1944.A column of smoke 500 feet wide rising from the capsized and burning fleet oiler USS Mississinewa after being struck by the first Japanese Kaiten deployed, Ulithi Atoll, 30 Nov 1944. Oiler USS Taluga in the foreground.
A destroyer escort dropping depth charges on a second Japanese Kaiten in the cruiser anchorage of Ulithi Lagoon on 20 Nov 1944 after the sinking of USS Mississinewa. Seen from USS Bunker Hill. Photo 1 of 3.A destroyer escort dropping depth charges on a second Japanese Kaiten in the cruiser anchorage of Ulithi Lagoon on 20 Nov 1944 after the sinking of USS Mississinewa. Seen from USS Bunker Hill. Photo 2 of 3.A destroyer escort dropping depth charges on a second Japanese Kaiten in the cruiser anchorage of Ulithi Lagoon on 20 Nov 1944 after the sinking of USS Mississinewa. Seen from USS Bunker Hill. Photo 3 of 3.A special attack aircraft exploded after hitting Intrepid, off Philippine Islands, 25 Nov 1944
A destroyer escort dropping depth charges on a second Japanese Kaiten in the cruiser anchorage of Ulithi Lagoon on 20 Nov 1944 after the sinking of USS Mississinewa. Seen from USS Bunker Hill. Photo 1 of 3.A destroyer escort dropping depth charges on a second Japanese Kaiten in the cruiser anchorage of Ulithi Lagoon on 20 Nov 1944 after the sinking of USS Mississinewa. Seen from USS Bunker Hill. Photo 2 of 3.A destroyer escort dropping depth charges on a second Japanese Kaiten in the cruiser anchorage of Ulithi Lagoon on 20 Nov 1944 after the sinking of USS Mississinewa. Seen from USS Bunker Hill. Photo 3 of 3.A special attack aircraft exploded after hitting Intrepid, off Philippine Islands, 25 Nov 1944

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