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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
Zuikaku dead in the water, 25 Oct 1944; BB Ise at right of photoZuikaku settling as she sinks, 25 Oct 1944; profile of an Avenger is seen flying overhead
Zuikaku dead in the water, 25 Oct 1944; BB Ise at right of photoZuikaku settling as she sinks, 25 Oct 1944; profile of an Avenger is seen flying overhead
Zuikaku under attack and smoking, 25 Oct 1944Zuikaku underway to Battle off Cape Engano, 25 Oct 1944
Zuikaku under attack and smoking, 25 Oct 1944Zuikaku underway to Battle off Cape Engano, 25 Oct 1944
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Zuikaku's crew jettisoning explosives, 25 Oct 1944Zuikaku's crew saluted the Naval Ensign one last time as she sank, 25 Oct 1944
ZuikakuAmerican survivors of the Battle off Samar rescued by an US Navy ship on 26 Oct 1944
Zuikaku's crew's final Banzai, 25 Oct 1944American survivors of the Battle off Samar rescued by an US Navy ship on 26 Oct 1944
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.American ships off the coast of Leyte, Philippine Islands, Oct 1944
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.American ships off the coast of Leyte, Philippine Islands, Oct 1944
Carriers Belleau Wood and Franklin afire after being hit by suicide aircraft, off Samar, Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944Cruiser Phoenix screening escort carriers off Leyte, Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944
Carriers Belleau Wood and Franklin afire after being hit by suicide aircraft, off Samar, Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944Cruiser Phoenix screening escort carriers off Leyte, Philippine Islands, 30 Oct 1944
Fantail 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
Fantail 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 1944
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 1944

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