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Operation Ten-ichi-go, April 6-7, 1945
Yamato's mushroom cloud bears an eerie resemblance to the much larger mushroom clouds that will engulf the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki a few months hence....
Photographed from a USS Yorktown (CV-10) plane.
"Yamato sank and her giant body lies shattered 200 miles northwest of Tokunoshima. 430 meters down. Three thousand corpses, still entombed today. What were their thoughts as they died?"
Yoshida, Mitsuru, "Requiem for Battleship Yamato"