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Photo #USAF 75712AC Hiryu Under B-17 attack at Midway


en:: Hiryu under B-17 attack, Midway, June 4, 1942. Note a big red circle identification mark at the bow deck.

pl:: Japoński lotniskowiec "Hiryu" pod niecelnymi bombami Latających Fortec B-17, bitwa o Midway 4 czerca 1942. Widoczny znak rozpoznawczy - duże czerwone koło namalowane na dziobie. Wybuchy bomb po lewej.

Background notes: Hiryu
English: Hiryu (Japanese: 飛龍, meaning "flying dragon") Soryu-class aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy. She took part in the attack on Pearl Harbour that started the Pacific War and she was destroyed on June 5, 1942 by air attack in the Battle of Midway.
Français : Le Hiryu (japonais 飛龍, Dragon céleste) était un porte-avion japonais de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale, sister-ship du Soryu. Il a participé à l'attaque sur Pearl Harbour, et a été coulé par des avions américains pendant la bataille de Midway, le 5 juin 1942.
日本語: 飛龍(ひりゅう)は、旧 日本海軍の 航空母艦。 左側に艦橋を配置しているのは日本では赤城とこの飛龍だけである。


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