Newspapers: Japanese Air Force

The Japanese plane nosed through heavy rain toward the black waters of the Sea of Japan, leveled off at 300 ft. and closed in on the broad deck and square bridge of the U.S. aircraft carrier Enterprise. Pilot Satoru Kumon tensed as A-4 Skyhawk fighter-bombers rose from the flattop to meet him. But he plunged ahead to circle the carrier and position one of his two companions for sure, close shots of the huge ship. Then, unharmed, the three Japanese fled toward their home base on Kyushu.

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