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Nakajima B6N Tenzan Attacks USS Yorktown

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Nakajima B6N Tenzan (“Heavenly Mountain“ Allied Code Name Jill) approaches USS Yorktown (CV-10) during a counterattack as United States aircraft raid Truk. Yorktown was part of Task Group 58.2 (TG 58.2) at the time. USS Cabot (CVL-28) had four F6F Hellcats as an emergency Combat Air Patrol (CAP) on deck in case of Japanese attack. At 0800 Hours General Quarters sounded and Cabot ordered the launched her emergency CAP to intercept incoming enemy aircraft that had gotten past the destroyer screen and the regular CAP protecting Task Force 58. Lieutenant (junior grade) Arthur Ray Hawkins of VF-31 shot down a Nakajima B5N2 “Kate“ even before his wheels were up. Another VF-31 pilot shot down a second torpedo bomber and TG 58.2 shot down the rest. The Japanese scored no hits. Fifth Fleet attacked Truk again the next day.
Image Filename wwii1247.jpg
Image Size 689.25 KB
Image Dimensions 3000 x 2500
Photographer Unknown
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Caption Author Jason McDonald
Date Photographed April 29, 1944
Location USS Yorktown (CV-10)
City USS Yorktown (CV-10)
State or Province Truk
Country Carolines
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Status Caption ©2007, ©2024 MFA Productions LLC
Image in the Public Domain

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