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Yamato in action 7 Apr 1945

Photo #: 80-G-313714

"Ten-Go" Operation, April 1945

Japanese battleship Yamato (top) and a destroyer in action with U.S. Navy carrier planes north of Okinawa on 7 April 1945. Yamato appears to be down at the bow and moving slowly after being hit by multiple air attacks.
The destroyer is either Fuyuzuki or Suzutsuki, and appears to have fired her after 10cm guns at the instant this photo was taken.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

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