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  1. #1

    WW 2 photo

    I found this (colorized) photo on the web . Do you know which event
    it refers to ?

    Cheers.


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    Sorry RWILLIS but I do not understand what the story of the cruiser Tone
    has to do with it

  4. #4
    All one can tell by the Photo is that there's a Japanese cruiser (possibly the Tone) at Anchor in a cove or small lagoon, under bombardment attack. Without something like a Date or other context its almost impossible to say where this engagement took place.

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    Fani.......

    I believe that this is your photo colorized. t shows the Tone under bombardment at Kure in July 1945. If you compare the # of bomb splashes in the b/w photo vs your colorized ones you will see the same amount along with the tall hit. also off the fantail there are the same # sharpnel splashes. I believe the b/w is a cropped version of your larger colorized one.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attacks_on_Kure_and_the_Inland_Sea_(July_1945)


    ADDENDUM:
    dug around some more and here is your photo and its history;

    https://www.history.navy.mil/content/history/museums/nmusn/explore/photography/wwii/wwii-pacific/bombardment-japan/aerial-naval-gunfire-japanese-home-islands/80-g-490148.html
    Last edited by Fibber; November 26th, 2022 at 16:07.

  6. #6
    ThanksGentlemen
    Cheers.



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  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by fani View Post
    Sorry RWILLIS but I do not understand what the story of the cruiser Tone
    has to do with it
    That's what it is!

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    Last edited by RWILLS; November 27th, 2022 at 02:35. Reason: duplicated

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    Complete image, higher resolution and intact information.

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    Bookman....

    ....thanks for putting that photo up. I didn't have the time to fiddle and do it myself so I just gave the link. So much nicer when the actual photo is up.

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