Air operations on Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku, during World War II.
Pacific Ocean Date:1944 Duration:2 min 35 sec Sound:Yes
View from deck of a Japanese battleship looking back at three Japanese aircraft carriers underway. during World War 2. Interior view of compartment in Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku Ship's intercom loudspeaker calls pilots to a mission. Airplanes with engines running on the flight deck of the carrier. The planes ready for take off. Pilot prays at shinto shrine below decks, before mission briefing. Japanese flight commander briefs the pilots before take off. Pilots in cockpits. Nakajima B6n1 torpedo planes take off carrying torpedoes underneath (these B6N aircraft were called "Jill" by the Allies). Japanese Imperial Navy sailors watch the planes.
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