Flying along the China coast on April 6, 1945, the 500th Bomb Squadron of the 345th Bomb Group came across a target that was originally misidentified as a Japanese merchant vessel. Upon closer inspection, they realized it was the destroyer Amatsukaze. Here, 1/Lt. George R. Schmidt’s camera caught 2/Lt. Samuel W. Bennett’s B-25 pulling away from its attack on the Amatsukaze.
Find out more about this exciting story in Warpath Across the Pacific.