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Akizuki, Kuwa, and Ise during Battle off Cape EngaƱo, 25 Oct 1944Carrier Zuiho damaged during Battle off Cape EngaƱo, 25 Oct 1944; note battleship camouflage; as seen on page 68 of US Navy War Photographs
Akizuki, Kuwa, and Ise during Battle off Cape EngaƱo, 25 Oct 1944Carrier Zuiho damaged during Battle off Cape EngaƱo, 25 Oct 1944; note battleship camouflage; as seen on page 68 of US Navy War Photographs
Escort Carrier USS Gambier Bay, Destroyer Escort USS Raymond, and another Destroyer Escort, elements of Taffy 3, laying smoke before engaging the Japanese Center Force in the Battle Off Samar, Oct 25, 1944.Hybrid battleship-carrier Ise under attack at Battle off Cape EngaƱo, 25 Oct 1944
Escort Carrier USS Gambier Bay, Destroyer Escort USS Raymond, and another Destroyer Escort, elements of Taffy 3, laying smoke before engaging the Japanese Center Force in the Battle Off Samar, Oct 25, 1944.Hybrid battleship-carrier Ise under attack at Battle off Cape EngaƱo, 25 Oct 1944
Ise firing during Battle off Cape EngaƱo, 25 Oct 1944Pilots of VT-51 returned to San Jacinto after attacking the Japanese carrier force, Battle off Cape EngaƱo, 25 Oct 1944
Ise firing during Battle off Cape EngaƱo, 25 Oct 1944Pilots of VT-51 returned to San Jacinto after attacking the Japanese carrier force, Battle off Cape EngaƱo, 25 Oct 1944
PT-321, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 21 (MTBRon 21), picking up Japanese survivors in Surigao Strait, Philippines, 25 Oct 1944San Jacinto
PT-321, an Elco 80-footer of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 21 (MTBRon 21), picking up Japanese survivors in Surigao Strait, Philippines, 25 Oct 1944San Jacinto's VT-51 Avenger aircraft being armed with a Mark XIII torpedo for Battle off Cape EngaƱo, 25 Oct 1944
Seki in flight gear, probably before his last flight on 25 Oct 1944Seki
Seki in flight gear, probably before his last flight on 25 Oct 1944Seki's special attack squadron took off among cheers, 25 Oct 1944
St Lo exploded after hit by bomb or special attack, possibly of Seki, 25 Oct 1944Tail section of a D4Y Suisei ā€˜Judyā€™ 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
St Lo exploded after hit by bomb or special attack, possibly of Seki, 25 Oct 1944Tail section of a D4Y Suisei ā€˜Judyā€™ 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
USS Kitkun Bay prepared to launch FM-2 Wildcat fighters during Battle off Samar, 25 Oct 1944; note shell splashes in backgroundVice Admiral Jisaburo Ozawa transferring his flag from damaged carrier Zuikaku to light cruiser Oyodo, at 1100 hours on 25 Oct 1944
USS Kitkun Bay prepared to launch FM-2 Wildcat fighters during Battle off Samar, 25 Oct 1944; note shell splashes in backgroundVice Admiral Jisaburo Ozawa transferring his flag from damaged carrier Zuikaku to light cruiser Oyodo, at 1100 hours on 25 Oct 1944
Yamato during the Battle off Samar, 25 Oct 1944Yamato in action off Samar, 25 Oct 1944
Yamato during the Battle off Samar, 25 Oct 1944Yamato in action off Samar, 25 Oct 1944
Yamato in action off Samar, Philippine Islands, 25 Oct 1944; photo taken by aircraft of escort carrier USS Kadashan BayZuikaku and an Akizuki-class DD underway during Battle off Engano, 25 Oct 1944
Yamato in action off Samar, Philippine Islands, 25 Oct 1944; photo taken by aircraft of escort carrier USS Kadashan BayZuikaku and an Akizuki-class DD underway during Battle off Engano, 25 Oct 1944
Zuikaku and Zuiho under attack during Battle of Cape Engano, 25 Oct 1944Zuikaku at 1400 hrs 25 Oct 1944, listing but underway
Zuikaku and Zuiho under attack during Battle of Cape Engano, 25 Oct 1944Zuikaku at 1400 hrs 25 Oct 1944, listing but underway

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