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Yamato Explosions Smoke 7 Apr 1945

Photo #: NH 62582

"Ten-Go" Operation, April 1945

Japanese battleship Yamato blows up, following massive attacks by U.S. Navy carrier planes north of Okinawa, 7 April 1945. An escorting destroyer is at left.
Photographed from a USS Yorktown (CV-10) plane.

Collection of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.


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