USS Tennessee struck by Kamikaze , off Okinawa, during World War II
Pacific Ocean Date:1945, April 12 Duration:1 min 49 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A United States New Mexico class battleship (believed to be the USS Idaho) is seen underway off Okinawa in World War 2. Heavy flak (antiaircraft gun fire) in the sky. Japanese Kamikaze (suicide dive bombers) in the skies under heavy flak fire. Kamikaze dives and strikes a battleship that appears to be the USS Tennessee (BB-43) throwing up a ball of flame. In the background is a smoking Destroyer, probably the USS Zellars (DD777) which was already hit by one or two Kamikazes. The Zellars and Tennessee were a short distance ahead of the Idaho during the attack. The Zellars was dead in the water as the Idaho passed it.
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