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Zuikaku's crew saluted the Naval Ensign one last time as she sank, 25 Oct 1944

Caption   Zuikaku's crew saluted the Naval Ensign one last time as she sank, 25 Oct 1944 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy Naval History and Heritage Command
Identification Code   NH 73069
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Philippines Campaign, Phase 1, the Leyte Campaign   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Zuikaku   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 25 Oct 1944
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 7 Sep 2006

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Al Clysdale-Canada says:
25 Aug 2008 06:54:21 PM

my grandfathers served in both WWl and WWll...they both respected the courage, and tenacity of their enemies-I for one who`s never served respected them all but, the Japanese never subscribed to the Geneva Convention and openly tortured and treated their ememies with disdain and considered them by and large sub human...my feelings between respect and poetic justice are mixed.... My apologies to those I may have offended...but, I`m an amateur student of history and scenes like the above-thats how I feel...
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
8 Jun 2011 08:05:51 PM

TIME TO GET OFF A SINKING SHIP: 843 crewmen go down with her, among them were Rear Admiral Kaizuka Takeo. 862 men were rescued.

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"I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil."

General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944