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Pilots Briefing on Shokaku

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Japanese pilots are briefed at 0550 Hours on board Shokaku just prior to takeoff on the morning of December 7, 1941. Imperial Japanese Navy Captain (later Rear Admiral) Takatsugu Jojima (June 20, 1890 – October 9, 1967) and Strike Leader Commander (later Rear Admiral) Tetsujiro Wada (January 31, 1904 – October 29, 1945) are providing the pilots with the latest weather information and positions of ships in Pearl Harbor as of 1030 Hours December 6 Hawaii Time. The pilots wear Type 89 Model 3 harness, which has their names (in the white space) and units (on the black harness strap) written on the back.
Image Filename wwii1403.jpg
Image Size 938.03 KB
Image Dimensions 1500 x 1238
Photographer Unknown
Photographer Title
Caption Author Jason McDonald
Date Photographed December 07, 1941
Location Akagi
City 250 Miles North-Northwest of Hawaii
State or Province Hawaii
Country Pacific Ocean
Archive National Archives and Records Administration
Record Number
Status Caption ©2010, ©2024 MFA Productions LLC
Image in the Public Domain

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