The burning and drowning American Mississinewa tanker (USS Mississinewa (AO-59)) with a displacement of 11,116 tons, attacked by a Japanese man-controlled torpedo on Ulithi Atoll (Karolinsky Islands). November 20, 1944 at 5:00 47 minutes, one of the Japanese man-controlled torpedoes (“kaiten”), released from an oceanic submarine struck a tanker. Loaded with crude oil and plenty of fuel for ships and planes, it exploded. 50 crew members were killed.
The picture was taken from the American tanker “Taluga”.
Location: Ulithi, the Carolinas
Date: November 20, 1944