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"Kirishima"

Imperial Japanese Navy battleship Haruna undergoes trials after reconfiguration from a battlecruiser to a battleship.

October 26, 1942: 10:08 hrs. USS Hornet CV-8 makes a high speed turn to port just before Japanese aircraft attack during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands.

USS Hornet makes a high speed turn to port just before Japanese aircraft attack during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands.

MaritimeQuest - USS Hornet CV-8 Page 21

MaritimeQuest - USS Hornet CV-8 Page 21

10:13 hrs. The Val dive bomber crashing into the stack on the USS Hornet CV-8. A torpedo plane can be seen having dropped it's torpedo which will hit the Hornet.

Trailing smoke, a damaged “Val” dive bomber piloted by Shigeyuki Sato hurtles towards the USS Hornet before impacting on the carrier’s side and igniting a major fire in its stock of aviation fuel during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands.

Imperial Japanese Navy carrier Shoho sinking and burning at the Battle of Coral Sea

- Catalog:Stan Abele Collection Image - Filename:Stan Abele Collection Image - -----Image from the Stan Abele Special Collection. Stan was a Navy pilot in the Second World War who survived the attack on the USS Bunker Hill

Damage to the flight deck of the USS Hornet CV-8 following the crash of a Val dive bomber.

Damage to the flight deck of the USS Hornet CV-8 following the crash of a Val dive bomber.

A Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber from Bombing Squadron Eight (VB-8) aboard USS Hornet CV-8 during the Battle of Midway, June 4th, 1942 Early on the morning of June 4, the 'Hornet' was ordered to launch all of its available aircraft to search for and attack the Japanese carriers. The attack group consisted of Fighter Squadron Eight (VF-8) flying Wildcat F4F’s, Bombing Squadron Eight (VB-8) and Scouting Squadron Eight (VS-8) flying Dauntless SBDs, and Torpedo Squadron Eight (VT-8) flying…

pavelnkhv: “ A Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber from Bombing Squadron Eight aboard USS Hornet during the Battle of Midway, June 1942 Early on the morning of June the ‘Hornet’ was ordered to launch all of its available aircraft to.

Leyte Gulf also saw the first use of kamikaze aircraft by the Japanese. The Australian heavy cruiser HMAS Australia was hit on 21 October, and organized suicide attacks by the "Special Attack Force" began on 25 October.

Pride of the IJN, the battleship HIJMS Musashi (武蔵 displacing tonnes at full load) coming under sustained attack by American carrier aircraft

Battle of Santa Cruz

A crippled Japanese dive bomber delibertily attempts to crash into the USS Hornet during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, October 1942

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