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Kamikazehyökkäykset saivat alkunsa, kun japanilaisten räjähteillä lastatut lentokoneet törmäsivät lokakuussa 1944 yli 40 yhdysvaltalaislaivaan.

Kamikazehyökkäykset saivat alkunsa, kun japanilaisten räjähteillä lastatut lentokoneet törmäsivät lokakuussa 1944 yli 40 yhdysvaltalaislaivaan.

USS New Mexico (BB 40) was hit by a kamikaze at dusk on 12 May 1945, while off Okinawa. She managed to control the fire and survived.

Battleship New Mexico hit by a Kamikaze special attack aircraft at dusk off Okinawa, 12 May 1945

Twice hit by suicide planes in action near Mae Shima off Okinawa on April 12th, 1945, her bow and forward hull section twisted beyond recognition, the mine layer USS Lindsey still stayed afloat despite the loss of 50 men killed and 57 wounded.  Interesting to note how many were killed and wounded. Wikipedia lists her whole crew as 363, including officers.

mine layer USS Lindsey hit by 2 suicide planes near Mae Shima off Okinawa on April 1945

USS Hancock (CV 19) afire after being hit by a kamikaze off Okinawa, 7 April 1945.

USS Hancock maneuvering to control fires after being hit by a Japanese special attack aircraft off Okinawa, Japan, 7 Apr 1945

USS Essex after a direct hit by a Japanese Kamikaze

USS Essex after a direct hit by a Japanese Kamikaze

A heavy explosion on board USS Lexington CV-2 blows an aircraft over her side 8 May 1942

A heavy explosion on board USS Lexington blows an aircraft over her side 8 May 1942

USS O'Brien (DD-415) is torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-19 during the Guadalcanal Campaign, 15 September 1942. USS Wasp (CV-7), torpedoed a few minutes earlier, is burning in the left distance. O'Brien was hit in the extreme bow, but "whipping" from the torpedo explosion caused serious damage to her hull amidships, leading to her loss on 19 October 1942, while she was en route back to the United States for repairs.

Port Redondo Figure U. O’Brien is torpedoed by the Japanese submarine during the Guadalcanal Campaign, 15 September U. Wasp torpedoed minutes earlier, is burning in the distance.

File:USS Wichita (CA-45) under fire off Casablanca on 8 November 1942.jpg

File:USS Wichita under fire off Casablanca on 8 November

USS Idaho (BB-42). Fires the 14"/50 guns of Turret Three at nearly point-blank range, during the bombardment of Okinawa, 1 April 1945. Photographed from USS West Virginia (BB-48). National Archives photograph: 80-G-K-3844 (Color)

USS Idaho Fires the guns of Turret Three at nearly point-blank range, during the bombardment of Okinawa, 1 April Photographed from USS West Virginia National Archives photograph: (Color)

USS Wisconsin (BB 64) takes evasive action during an air attack off Okinawa on April 1945

USS Wisconsin (BB takes evasive action during an air attack off Okinawa on April 1945

7 Anti-aircraft gunners, center foreground, pour a deadly stream of fire into an already-burning Japanese Kamikaze plane plummeting toward the flight deck of the USS Sangamon, a Navy escort carrier, during action in the Ryukyu Islands near Japan, on May 4, 1945. This suicide plane landed in the sea close to the carrier. Another Japanese aircraft later succeeded in hitting the ship deck, inflicting heavy damage. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy) #

Anti-aircraft gunners pour a deadly stream of fire into an already-burning Japanese Kamikaze plane plummeting toward the flight deck of the USS Sangamon, a Navy escort carrier, during action in the Ryukyu Islands near Japan, on May 1945

Japanese Aichi B7A aircraft crashing into the sea off the starboard bow of USS Wasp (CV-18). Two Fletcher-class destroyers escorting her.

IJN Aichi aircraft crashing into the sea off the starboard bow of USS Essex-class aircraft carrier 'Wasp' Two Fletcher-class destroyers escorting her.

USS Bunker Hill CV 17's devastated flight deck after her kamikaze attack. Kiyoshi Ogawa was the guidance system..

USS Bunker Hill CV 17's devastated flight deck after her kamikaze attack. Kiyoshi Ogawa was the guidance system..

USS Wichita and HMS London, part of PQ 17's cruiser covering force.The convoy sailed from Hvalfjord on 27 June, under the command of Commodore John Dowding. In addition to the 34 merchant ships, an oiler (RFA Grey Ranger) for the escort, and three rescue ships (Rathlin, Zamalek and Zaafaran) sailed with the convoy. The escort was made up of six destroyers, four corvettes, three minesweepers, four trawlers, two anti-aircraft ships, and two submarines. The route was longer than earlier convoys

USS Wichita and HMS London, part of PQ cruiser covering force.

US Navy training aircraft carrier USS Sable off Chicago on Lake Michigan.

US Training Aircraft Carrier "Sable" on Lake Michigan in the 40's [1024 x 804] et al.

The training aircraft carrier USS Sable at the Navy Pier on Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois. One of two fresh water US aircraft carriers, the Sable was also a paddle sidewheeler,

USS Lexington (CV2) 8 May 1942 Coral Sea

USS Lexington Burning and sinking after her crew abandoned ship during the Battle of Coral Sea, 8 May Note planes parked aft, where fires have not yet reached.

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