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Actual footage of the bombing of the USS Franklin (CV-13) during World War II, 1945. No sound! (YouTube)

Actual footage of the bombing of the USS Franklin (CV-13) during World War II, 1945. No sound! (YouTube)

A Japanese Nakajima B5N2 Kate torpedo aircraft (visible just above and to the right of carrier's island) drops a torpedo (splash at lower right) that will hit the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8) and cause fatal damage on 26 October 1942.

A Japanese Nakajima B5N2 Kate torpedo aircraft (visible just above and to the right of carrier's island) drops a torpedo (splash at lower right) that will hit the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8) and cause fatal damage on 26 October 1942.

Aftermath of the November 25, 1943 kamikaze attack against the USS Essex. Fire-fighters and scattered fragments of the Japanese aircraft cover the flight deck. The plane struck the port edge of the flight deck, landing among planes fueled for takeoff, causing extensive damage, killing 15, and wounding 44.

Aftermath of the November 25, 1943 kamikaze attack against the USS Essex. Fire-fighters and scattered fragments of the Japanese aircraft cover the flight deck. The plane struck the port edge of the flight deck, landing among planes fueled for takeoff, causing extensive damage, killing 15, and wounding 44.

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