BRITISH TASK FORCE ATTACKS THE SAKISHIMAS. MAY 1945, ON BOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS ILLUSTRIOUS DURING THE NAVAL AIR ATTACK BY THE BRITISH PACIFIC FLEET TASK FORCE ON THE SAKISHIMA ISLANDS IN SUPPORT OF THE US LANDING IN OKINAWA.

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A Japanese suicide plane crashing into the sea very close to another British carrier after failing to hit the flight deck. The enemy aircraft was crippled by the ILLUSTRIOUS's anti aircraft defences.

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