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Japanese Navy Aichi D3A1 Type 99 Carrier Bombers ("Val") prepare to take off from an aircraft carrier during the morning of December 7th 1941.

Ship in the background is the carrier Soryu.

Note: This image is frequently reproduced with the planes facing toward the right. The orientation shown here, with the planes facing toward the left, is correct.

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