25 November 1944
A series of 6 photos showing the attack and death of a Kamikaze.
The Large Cruiser USS Alaska CB-1 is in the foreground.
Kamikaze is in the background with intent to ram the carrier USS
The Task Group 38.2 consisted of 4 carriers, the Intrepid, USS
CV-19, USS Cabot CVL-28, and the USS Independence
CVL-22. Independence is the only one which did not
sustain Kamikaze damage.
Damage to Intrepid and Cabot was extensive,
and less so to the Hancock. Cabot took a
deadly hit on her port quarter at catwalk level. Most of her Marine
contingent was wiped out.
This is an eyewitness account by shipmate Don Labudde.
Photos as viewed from the Independence by Fred Owen.