The Akagi was found in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument resting in nearly 18,000 feet of water more than 1,300 miles northwest of Pearl Harbor.
What happened to the Akagi?
The loss of Akagi and three other IJN carriers at Midway was a crucial strategic defeat for Japan and contributed significantly to the Allies ultimate victory in the Pacific. Her wreck was located in October 2019 by the Research Vessel Petrel....Japanese aircraft carrier Akagi.Class overviewIn commission1927–1942Completed1Lost1History38 more rows
Who destroyed Akagi?
Akagi was fatally attacked on June 4, 1942 during the historic Battle of Midway by American dive bombers, including a significant hit by American pilot Lieutenant Richard Best whose bomb landed at the aft edge of the middle elevator. Bests 1,000-lb bomb crashed through the flight deck and exploded in the upper hangar.
Has the Soryu been found?
The Soryu and Hiryu have not yet been located.
How many Japanese pilots died at Midway?
Ship Casualties: The United States lost one heavy aircraft carrier, the USS Yorktown along with one destroyer. Aircraft Casualties included 320 Japanese planes and 150 U.S. planes. Human Casualties included approximately 3,000 sailors and airmen killed.