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Japanese cruiser Kumano bombed by carrier planes in the Sibuyan Sea, Philippines, 26 Oct 1944. She lost her bow the previous day from a torpedo fired by USS Johnston in the opening shot of the Battle off Samar.

Caption   Japanese cruiser Kumano bombed by carrier planes in the Sibuyan Sea, Philippines, 26 Oct 1944. She lost her bow the previous day from a torpedo fired by USS Johnston in the opening shot of the Battle off Samar. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
Identification Code   80-G-47012
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Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 26 Oct 1944
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 1 Jan 2019

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Licensing  Public Domain. According to the United States copyright law (United States Code, Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105), in part, "[c]opyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States Government".



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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
29 Dec 2018 07:31:47 PM

Photographed from a USS Hancock plane. Note SB2C Helldiver at right center.

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