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Pearl Harbor attack - Nakajima B5N2 "Kate" leaves the Shokaku for Pearl Harbor.

Nakajima B5N2 leaving to attack Pearl Harbor

A Nakajima B5N2 (Kate) torpedo bomber is seen taking off from the deck of the Shokaku, in route to Pearl Harbor. Group number one of the first wave of the attack consisited of forty Nakajima B5N2 bombers armed with Type 91 torpedoes, and fifty B5N2 bombers armed with armor piercing bombs.Down arrow


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Torpedo plane takes off from Shokaku to attack Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941.

Torpedo plane take off

One of twenty-seven Kate torpedo planes takes off (from either the Shokaku or Zuikaku) in the second wave, to attack Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941. Note the crewmen on deck cheering and waving their caps. Photo #NH 50603.




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