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A D3A1 dive bomber about to crash into the sea near USS San Diego, Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, 26 Oct 1942; seen in 15 Apr 1943 issue of US Navy publication Naval Aviation NewsA6M2 Model 21 Zero fighter of Lieutenant Hideki Shingo preparing to take off from carrier Shokaku during Battle of Santa Cruz, 26 Oct 1942
A D3A1 dive bomber about to crash into the sea near USS San Diego, Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, 26 Oct 1942; seen in 15 Apr 1943 issue of US Navy publication Naval Aviation NewsA6M2 Model 21 Zero fighter of Lieutenant Hideki Shingo preparing to take off from carrier Shokaku during Battle of Santa Cruz, 26 Oct 1942
Bomb from Shigeyuki Sato’s Aichi D3A ‘Val’ dive bomber exploding on the deck of USS Hornet (Yorktown-class) during Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, 26 Oct 1942.Crew of Shokaku fighting fires during Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, 26 Oct 1942
Bomb from Shigeyuki Sato’s Aichi D3A ‘Val’ dive bomber exploding on the deck of USS Hornet (Yorktown-class) during Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, 26 Oct 1942.Crew of Shokaku fighting fires during Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, 26 Oct 1942
Damage to HornetDestroyer USS Russell coming alongside the stricken USS Hornet (Yorktown-class) in one of the last photographs of the carrier before she was scuttled, Battle of Santa Cruz Islands, 26 Oct 1942.
Damage to Hornet's smokestack and signal bridge at Battle of Santa Cruz Islands, 26 Oct 1942Destroyer USS Russell coming alongside the stricken USS Hornet (Yorktown-class) in one of the last photographs of the carrier before she was scuttled, Battle of Santa Cruz Islands, 26 Oct 1942.
Gun crews aboard USS South Dakota man their 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft guns during the Battle of Santa Cruz Islands, 26 Oct 1942Japanese bomb exploded off port side of Enterprise during Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, 26 Oct 1942
Gun crews aboard USS South Dakota man their 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft guns during the Battle of Santa Cruz Islands, 26 Oct 1942Japanese bomb exploded off port side of Enterprise during Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, 26 Oct 1942
Japanese pilot Shigeyuki Sato in a D3A dive bomber plunging toward USS Hornet during Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, 26 Oct 1942; note B5N torpedo bomber in level flight and splash from anti-aircraft shell burst in front of HornetMahan maneuvering near a battleship and a destroyer, Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, 26 Oct 1942
Japanese pilot Shigeyuki Sato in a D3A dive bomber plunging toward USS Hornet during Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, 26 Oct 1942; note B5N torpedo bomber in level flight and splash from anti-aircraft shell burst in front of HornetMahan maneuvering near a battleship and a destroyer, Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, 26 Oct 1942
Map depicting the Guadalcanal Campaign, 7-8 Aug, 12-14 Sep, and 23-26 Oct 1942South Dakota and a Japanese torpedo plane
Map depicting the Guadalcanal Campaign, 7-8 Aug, 12-14 Sep, and 23-26 Oct 1942South Dakota and a Japanese torpedo plane 'Kate', Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, 26 Oct 1942
Track chart of Japanese forces during Battle of Santa Cruz, 25-26 Oct 1942; Annex A of Commander OkumiyaTroops abandoning ship after the converted luxury liner SS President Coolidge struck two mines while entering the harbor at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 26 Oct 1942. Only 2 men were lost out of over 5,000.
Track chart of Japanese forces during Battle of Santa Cruz, 25-26 Oct 1942; Annex A of Commander Okumiya's interrogationTroops abandoning ship after the converted luxury liner SS President Coolidge struck two mines while entering the harbor at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 26 Oct 1942. Only 2 men were lost out of over 5,000.
Type 00 Fighters prepare for launch from the Shokaku, Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, 26 Oct 1942USS Enterprise in action during Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, 25-27 Oct 1942
Type 00 Fighters prepare for launch from the Shokaku, Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, 26 Oct 1942USS Enterprise in action during Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, 25-27 Oct 1942


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