The explosion on the “Franklin” aircraft carrier after hitting two bombs

Franklin aircraft carrier

The photo shows scattering sailors and flight crews, as well as flying scraps of aircraft after an explosion of ammunition during extinguishing a fire on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Franklin (USS Franklin or Big Ben (CV-13). The fire was caused by two 250-kg bombs from the dive bomber Yokosuka D4Y “Suisei”, according to the classification of the allies “Judy”.
Picture taken from the American “Santa Fe” cruiser.



Location: Pacific Ocean
Date: March 19, 1945

In : 1945

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