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Route taken by the US strike wing off Taffy 11, first striking Hara’s Carrier Division 5 and then diverting to Ndeni in the Santa Cruz Islands.

Position of Nagumo’s Carrier Division 1 is also shown.

Hara’s devastating counterattack ruins Fletcher’s day, and forces Nimitz to order Halsey to disengage.

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Captain Harada devises a plan of attack against Kirov using a combination of land and carrier based aircraft with Takami positioned in a protected bay to use its missiles to the best effect.

BELOW: Historical Indian Ocean Raid in April of 1942. In the altered history, Somerville is caught east of Ceylon and suffers severe losses when Hara’s carriers engage, though his cruisers are not sunk as in the historical outcome, and Hermes is not engaged.





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