Japanese plane shot down during the battle of Saipan; 1944
What I find most striking in this photo is the plane still appears to be trying to hit a boat off in the distance.
The aircraft carrier in the distance is the escort carrier USS Kitkun Bay (CVE-71).
This entry was posted on June 21, 2014 by Miep. It was filed under History, Human History, Images of History, Military Aviation, Military History, Modern Warfare, Nightmares of World War II, The Drama Of It All, The Politics of Cultural Destruction, World War Two and was tagged with 1944, Adolf Hitler, AMERICA, battle of Saipan, black and white photography, Death, Fight, Japan, KAMIKAZE!, Military, Military history, Naval History, naval warfare, Nazi, Pacific, Photography, Politics, Power, Society, War, Weird, World History, World War two, WW2, wwii.
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