🇯🇵 Imperial Japanese Navy fleet carrier Zuikaku crew’s final Banzai before sinking at the Battle of Cape Engaño, 25 Oct 1944. The Japanese fleet carrier Zuikaku was the last of the six carriers that attacked Pearl Harbor to be sunk. She was also the first Japanese fleet carrier to be sunk by carrier born aircraft launched torpedos, all others had been sunk by dive bombers or submarines. Over 800 of her crew were lost and another 800 were rescued by other IJN ships.
[Source: United States Navy Naval History and Heritage Command / NH 73070] #history #wwii #ww2 #japan #navy #navalhistory #war