Japanese Cruiser Aoba after Air Attacks, 28 July 1945

Vertical aerial photograph of the ship and nearby buildings and terrain at Nabe, near the Kure Navy Yard, Japan. Taken from a USS San Jacinto (CVL-30) plane during air attacks on 28 July 1945.
Smoke is coming from under Aoba’s bridge, to starboard, where she had been hit by a carrier plane’s bomb. Large hole in her stern is from direct hits made by USAAF B-24 bombers.


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