Japanese bomber D3A “Val” attacks “Hornet” aircraft carrier

D3A Val, Hornet aircraft carrier


Japanese bomber D3A “Val” attacking the aircraft carrier “Hornet” during the battle near the island of Santa Cruz (in the Japanese version of “Battle of the Eastern Solomon Islands”), in the Battle for Guadalcanal.
The photo also shows the Japanese torpedo carrier B5N2 “Kate” flying over the aircraft carrier and water splashes from the explosion of a 127-mm anti-aircraft projectile.

 

 

Location: Guadalcanal
Date: October 26, 1942

In : 1942

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