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PostSubject: #16 - PEARL HARBOR raid - Akagi's torpedo bombers   Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:13 am



Torpedo type 91 - model 2


800kg - Type 91 - model 2 – torpedo photo #1
Torpedo arrive at Hitokappu Bay. Torpedo warhead color is black, and the rest is steel color...the added wooden fins
and wooden stabilizers were painted silver.


Torpedo bomber shotai photo #1
"The only closeup of B5N2 taken during the attack shows a shotai (three-plane flight) heading for Oahu.
The plane at right shows the wooden fins added to the aerial torpedo. - Torpedoing Pearl Harbor - by David Aiken
- Military History magazine - December 2001"


AI-307 was flown by a shotaicho of carrier Akagi, PO1c Shigeo Suzuki (pilot) - First wave.
Its torpedo hits USS Oklahoma.


Battleship Row under attack photo #1
"A column of water from Murata's hit on West Virginia towers beside the explosion of his wingman's torpedo (left)
and another water column marking Goto's strike on Oklahoma." - article Torpedoing Pearl Harbor - by David Aiken
- Military History magazine - December 2001.


AI-308 was flown by a shotaicho, Lt. JG Jinichi Goto - First wave. Its torpedo hits USS Oklahoma.


Lt. JG Jinichi Goto photo #1
Akagi's Lt. JG Jinichi Goto launched the second torpedo against Battleship Row. Article "Torpedoing Pearl Harbor"
- by David Aiken - Military History magazine - December 2001.


AI-311 was flown by a hikotaicho (overall torpedo plane leader) - First wave. Its torpedo hits USS West Virginia


Lt. Cmdr. Shigeharu Murata photo #1


AI-311 - Battleship Row
This matted poster titled “Battleship Row” captures the emotion and power of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
AVIATION ART CREDIT: Artist Stan Stokes


Hasegawa's box art


AI-313 was flown by a wingman - First wave, F1c Fujuki Murakami (pilot). Its torpedo hits USS West Virginia.


Battleship Row photo #2
"Hit by anti-aircraft fire, Airman 1st Class Keigo Hanai's Akagi-based B5N2 (at center) departs Battleship Row,
while a Soryu plane approaches from the right." - article Torpedoing Pearl Harbor,
by David Aiken - Military History magazine - December 2001.


A B5N2 bomber returns to the Akagi.

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