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Imperial Japanese Navy Aircraft Carriers Kaga and Zuikaku En Route to Pearl Harbor

Image Information
Kaga (left) and Zuikaku (extreme right) during the transit across the North Pacific to attack Pearl Harbor. This frame, from a motion picture film captured on Kiska in 1943, shows the aircraft stored on the flight deck, the box elevator in the “up“ position as more aircraft are spotted on the flight deck, and aerials deployed in the “down“ position in case of the need to launch. Kido Butai, the First Air Fleet, stayed in a storm front during their approach to Oahu to hide the presence of the task force. They left Hitokappu Bay in the Kurile Islands on November 26-27, 1941, and returned to Japan on December 23, less Soryu and Hiryu, which were detached to attack Wake on December 21.
Image Filename wwii1314.jpg
Image Size 128.56 KB
Image Dimensions 700 x 500
Photographer Unknown
Photographer Title
Caption Author Jason McDonald
Date Photographed December 01, 1941
City Kaga and Zuikaku En Route to Pearl Harbor
State or Province
Country Pacific Ocean
Archive United States Naval Historical Center
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Status Caption ©2007, ©2024 MFA Productions LLC
Image in the Public Domain

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