The aircraft carrier was destroyed during a special operation – the first successful attack by a kamikaze pilot on a U.S. Navy ship during World War II.
Scientists have discovered the first American aircraft carrier sunk by a Japanese suicide pilot in 1944 along with 143 people on board, NHK reported October 30.
According to the Japanese broadcaster, the vessel, located at a depth of 4,736 meters, was filmed by an underwater drone. On the sunken aircraft carrier, you can see its name – “St. Lo” (St. Lo), traces of camouflage paint and inscriptions in English.
The aircraft carrier was destroyed during a special operation – the first successful attack by a kamikaze pilot on a U.S. Navy ship during World War II. Then one plane from the Japanese detachment got into the deck of the ship, which led to the detonation of the arsenal and the sinking of the aircraft carrier. The attack on Saint-Lo killed 143 people.
Following the success of this special operation, the Japanese command ordered an increase in the number of attacks with the help of kamikaze pilots. This led to the death of more than 4,000 people.
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