THE FIRST SEAFIRE FIGHTERS OVER JAPAN. 17 JULY 1945, AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS FROM SEAFIRE FIGHTERS OF 880 SQUADRON OPERATING OFF HMS IMPLACABLE OF THE BRITISH PACIFIC FLEET TASK FORCE.

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The first Seafire fighters fly over Japan, 17 July 1945. The first plane to actually crass the coast (top) was piloted by Lieut (A) Norman Goodfellow, RNVR, of Southport, Lancs. These planes soon returned to their carrier as the strike was cancelled due to heavy fog.

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