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Saturday, September 26, 2015

“Kamikaze? It’ll buff out.” *

* the title I took from the comments on these pictures from HERE

Impression of a Ki-51 “Sonia” kamikaze on the hull of County-class heavy cruiser HMS Sussex. The Sonia (reported as a Val, as often happened), is said to have hit the water before hitting the hull, probably losing its bomb in the process.
On 26 July 1945, her Task Force was attacked by two bombers acting as “Kamikaze” suicide weapons. One made an imprint on the side of the HMS Sussex, from which it could be identified as a Mitsubishi Ki-51 “Sonia”.


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