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English: Aircraft carrier USS Franklin (CV-13) attacked during World War II, March 19, 1945.


English: Aircraft carrier USS Franklin (CV-13) attacked during World War II, March 19, 1945.

Photographed by PHC Albert Bullock from the cruiser USS Santa Fe (CL-60), which was alongside assisting with firefighting and rescue work.
Photo #: 80-G-273880, Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
The carrier is afire and listing after she was hit by a Japanese air attack while operating off the coast of Japan - the crew is clearly seen on deck.
After the attack the vessel lay dead in the water, took a 13° starboard list, lost all radio communications, and broiled under the heat from enveloping fires. Many of the crewmen were blown overboard, driven off by fire, killed or wounded, but the hundreds of officers and enlisted who voluntarily remained saved their ship through sheer tenacity. The casualties totaled 724 killed and 265 wounded, and would have far exceeded this number if it were not for the exemplary work of many survivors.

N.B. Caption by User:Dna-webmaster compiled from original information from the U.S. Navy and the Wikipedia article USS Franklin (CV-13).

Français : Le porte-avion USS Franklin attaqué durant la seconde guerre mondiale, 19 mars 1945.

Photo prise par A. Bullock depuis les croiseur Santa Fe qui aidait à la lutte anti-incendie et aux secours.
Le porte-avion est en feu et gite à tribord des suites d'une attaque aérienne japonaise survenue au large du Japon. L'équipage est clairement visible massé sur le pont.
Après cette attaque, le porte avion était à la dérive, gitait de 13 degrès sur tribord, avait perdu tout lien radio avec l'extérieur, et était la proie des flammes. De nombreux membres d'équipage passèrent par dessus bord, furent tués, blessés ou brulés. Le bilan final fut de 724 morts et 265 blessés, et aurait pu être bien pire sans l'action exemplaire de nombreux membres de l'équipage.

N.B.: Traduction de la légende.
Türkçe: USS Franklin uçak gemisi 19 Mart 1945 sabah saat 07.08'de Japon 5. Hava Filosu 762. Deniz Hava birliğine bağlı bombardıman uçağı "Ginga" tarafından bombalandı. (2.600 kişilik mürettebattan 762'si öldü ve 265'i yaralandı.)
Date 19 March 1945
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