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Kamikaze Hits Target; Photo courtesy of Royal Navy official photographer aboard HMS Victorious (R38), Source: Wikimedia Commons

Credit: Photo courtesy of Royal Navy official photographer aboard HMS Victorious (R38), Source: Wikimedia Commons
This image is originally part of the article The Legend of the Kamikaze: Suicide Bombers in World War 2

Original Source: This is photograph A 29717 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums.

The aircraft carrier HMS Formidable (R67) on fire after being struck by a Kamikaze off Sakishima Gunto. Formidable was hit at 1130 hrs, the kamikaze making a massive dent about 3 m long, 0.6 m wide and deep in the armoured flight deck. A large steel splinter speared down through the hangar deck and the centre boiler-room, where it ruptured a steam line, and came to rest in a fuel tank, starting a major fire in the aircraft park. Eight crew members were killed and forty-seven were wounded. One Vought Corsair and ten Grumman Avengers were destroyed.

Photo in the public domain - downloaded from Wikimedia Commons May 22, 2013 –

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:HMS_Formidable_(67)_on_fire_1945.jpg

 

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