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  • ABS 227
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  • object name: Official photograph
  • object category: Black and white

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Firefighters busy on board HMS FORMIDABLE after a Japanese suicide plane had crashed on the flight deck whilst she was operating off the Sakishima Islands in support of the Okinawa landings. The forward part of the aircraft carrier's island can be seen, some of it is badly scorched whilst the flight deck is covered in foam and water.


The remains of a Japanese Kamikaze aircraft that crashed on board HMS FORMIDABLEoff the Sakishima Islands, May 1945.

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