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Operation Ten-ichi-go, April 6-7, 1945
"The navigation officer on one of the destroyers calculated that the pillar of fire reached a height of 2,000 meters, that the mushroom cloud rose to a height of 6,000 meters... Opening out like an umbrella, the top of the pillar of light engulfs and destroys several American planes circling to observe the end."
Yoshida Mitsuru, "Requiem for Battleship Yamato"
Photographed from a USS Yorktown (CV-10) plane.