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English: Mitsubishi Type 00 Shipboard Fighters (A6M2 Model 21. Allied codename: "Zeke") ready for takeoff from a Japanese aircraft carrier, 1942. This view was probably taken on board Shokaku as she prepared to launch aircraft in the morning of 26 October 1942, during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands.
日本語: 写真番号 80-G-176150, 母艦から飛び立つ準備を整えた三菱重工業零式艦上戦闘機(A6M2 二一型、連合国コードネーム:"Zeke")。1942年10月26日朝、南太平洋海戦において機の発進に備える母艦「翔鶴」上にて撮影されたものと推測される。海軍省の認可のもと複製された旨が右下に印字されている。 アメリカ海軍提供写真、現在はアメリカ公文書館所蔵。
Date October 1942
English: Japanese writing in lower right states that the image was reproduced by authorization of the Navy Ministry. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives (photo # 80-G-176150).


Public domain This photographic image was published before December 31st 1956, or photographed before 1946, under jurisdiction of the Government of Japan. Thus this photographic image is considered to be public domain according to article 23 of old copyright law of Japan and article 2 of supplemental provision of copyright law of Japan.
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