Operation Road's End, preparing to destroy Japan's submarine fleet. Crews decorate their submarines with cherry blossoms
Sasebo Bay Japan Date:1946, April 1 Duration:1 min 25 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Operation Road's End. Inspection of Japanese submarines,moored in Sasebo Bay, Japan, that are scheduled for destruction, after World War 2. View from a boat passing several of these submarines. One has a group of U.S. Naval officers and others on its deck. View of Japanese submarines I-366 and Number 107. Japanese sailors are decorating the submarines with branches of cherry blossoms. A Japanese officer looking down from boat I-402, as the camera passes below. Closeup of him posing on his boat for the camera.. Captain Atogi Nakamura, Lt. Tashio Tanaka and crew members posing aboard Japanese submarine I-58 (that sank the USS Indianapolis on July 30, 1945 with torpedos fired by Lt. Tanaka).
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