Sakamaki is quite famous, though, I doubt you’ve ever heard of him. As a consequence, it was important to the Japanese that naval aircraft be able to "outrange the enemy" in the air, just as Japanese surface forces could do by naval gunnery and torpedo attacks. Lt. Toru Shinomiya, leader of the 244th Shinten-Tai out of Chofu airfield flying Kawasaki Ki-61's. Upon entering production the aircraft was given a Type number. On 29 January, several aircraft from the seaplane tender Notoro, anchored in the Yangtze river, carried out low level attacks on Chinese military positions in Zhabei; on artillery positions outside the city and on an armored train at a railway station in the northern part of the city. Within a year, the Imperial Japanese navy had begun the operational use of aircraft. The Japanese pilot training program was very selective and rigorous, producing a high-quality and long-serving pilot corps, who were very successful in the air during the early part of World War II in the Pacific. [2] After their return to Japan at the end of 1912, two of the newly trained naval aviators made the first flights at Oppama on Yokosuka Bay, one in a Curtiss seaplane, the other in a Maurice Farman.[3]. [3] The aircraft was eventually mass-produced and became the mainstay of the navy's air arm until the mid-1920s. [32] On 7 December 1941, the IJN's Kido Butai attacked Pearl Harbor, crippling the U.S Pacific Fleet by destroying over 188 aircraft at the cost of 29 aircraft. Lieutenant Colonel Satoru Anabuki (穴吹 智, December 5, 1921 - June 2005, sometimes Satoshi) was, depending on the source, the second or third highest flying ace of the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force in World War II, with 39 victories (51 claimed). [3] A major expansion in Japanese naval air strength was part of the 1918 naval expansion program which made possible a new air group and a naval air station at Sasebo. There were over 90 naval air groups at the start of the Pacific War, each assigned either a name or a number. The 7,470-ton Hōshō was laid down in December 1919 at Yokohama. .mw-parser-output .templatequote{overflow:hidden;margin:1em 0;padding:0 40px}.mw-parser-output .templatequote .templatequotecite{line-height:1.5em;text-align:left;padding-left:1.6em;margin-top:0}, Words cannot express the feelings of profound horror with which the news of these raids had been received by the whole civilized world. The Japanese strategic bombing was mostly done against Chinese big cities, such as Shanghai, Wuhan and Chonging, with around 5,000 raids from February 1938 to August 1943. These planes eventually provided the inspiration for the design of a number of Japanese naval aircraft. japanese navy pilots posing with a Nakajima J1N1 Gekko Fighter Aircraft full of kill markings (japan 1944) Saved by tet oh Ww2 Aircraft Fighter Aircraft Military Aircraft Kamikaze Pilots Imperial Japanese Navy Evil Empire War Thunder Army & Navy Nose Art [21] On 22 February, while escorting three B1M3 torpedo bombers, three fighters from Kaga operating from Kunda Airfield scored the IJN's first aerial victory when they shot down a Boeing 218 fighter, flown by an American volunteer pilot Robert Short. The named naval air groups were usually linked to a particular navy air command or a navy base. [25] This was unique in naval history, as it was the first time that any naval air service had ever carried out such an effort. “In the ocean of the military, reflective of all distinguished pilots, an honored Buddhist person." Air arm of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. [16] Around 1932–33, the IJN began to shift its aerial focus from targeting from the enemy's battleships to their aircraft carriers; and by mid-30s, with the improved performance of bombing aircraft particularly dive-bombers, the destruction of the enemy's carrier force became the primary focus of Japan's carrier forces. In 1921, the Japanese government formally requested that the British dispatch a naval air mission, in order to de… [3], The Japanese navy had closely monitored the progress of aviation of the three Allied naval powers during World War I and concluded that Britain had made the greatest advances in naval aviation,[7] they had also learned a good deal about naval aviation through their contacts within the Royal Navy. There were usually four sections in each hikotai, each section (小隊, shōtai) with three or four aircraft; by mid-1944 it was common for a shotai to have four aircraft. In the Battle of Leyte Gulf a few months later, the First Air Fleet was used only as a decoy force to draw the main American fleet away from Leyte. [16], In addition to developing carrier-based aviation, the IJN maintained many land based air groups. Media in category "Aviators of the Imperial Japanese Navy" The following 58 files are in this category, out of 58 total. The aircraft had crude bombsights and carried six to ten bombs that had been converted from shells, and were released through metal tubes on each side of the cockpit. Each hikotai was commanded by a Lieutenant (j.g. [13], Japanese interest in the potential of carrier operations demonstrated by the observations on board Furious led to the inclusion of an aircraft carrier in the eight-eight fleet program of 1918. [25] The campaign initially began in 1937, taking place largely in the Yangtze River basin with attacks on military installations along the Chinese coast by Japanese carrier aircraft. [4] On 5 September, during the first successful operation, two Farman seaplanes dropped several bombs on the Bismarck battery, the main German fortifications in Tsingtao. Each naval air fleet contained one or more naval air flotillas (commanded by Rear Admirals) each with two or more naval air groups. On 23 August 1914, as a result of its treaty with Great Britain, Japan declared war on Germany. His combat troops relied on the Navy for air support. The IJNAS had over 3,089 aircraft in 1941 and 370 trainers. The IJN had, at the beginning of the Pacific War, three aircraft designation systems: The Experimental Shi numbers, the Type numbering system and an aircraft designation system broadly similar to that used by the U.S. Navyfrom 1922 until 1962. $0.01 1 bid + $12.00 shipping . Imperial Japanese Navy Petty Officer's Service Uniform This is the uniform of a senior petty officer in the Imperial Japanese Navy. [30] The Kido Butai (Mobile Unit/Force) was the First Air Fleet's operational component. Imperial Japanese Navy Zero Fighter Pilot (Special Edition) – This set is virtually identical to the international edition except that the head sculpt has facial hair. The 11th Air Fleet: contained most of the Navy's land based strike aircraft. The Navy Air Service consisted of five naval air fleets. The Imperial Japanese Navy was a pioneer in naval aviation. But the seaplanes, by transferring on to the shore, continued to be used against the German defenders until their surrender on 7 November 1914. All of the answers to this question focus on airborne pilots, I’m going to go a bit deeper, literally. [16] The Circle One naval expansion program which had been formulated in 1927 and put into effect in 1931, called for the creation of 28 new air groups. Tagaya, Osamu: "The Imperial Japanese Air Forces", In: Higham & Harris. Browse the best of eBay, connect with other collectors, and explore the history behind your favorite finds. Lieutenant Toru Shinomiya captain, corporal Masao Itagaki, Sergeant Takeo Yoshida, Tadashi Abe corporal from the left. [citation needed], The elite of the pilots were the carrier-based air groups (Kōkūtai, later called koku sentai) whose size (from a handful to 80 or 90 aircraft) was dependent on both the mission and type of aircraft carrier that they were on. The Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II, at the beginning of the Pacific War in December 1941, was the third most powerful navy in the world, and the naval air service was one of the most potent air forces in the world. Under the terms of the Washington Naval Treaty two incomplete capital ships were allowed to be rebuilt as carriers, for the Japanese; Akagi and Amagi. Lord Cranborne, the British Under-Secretary of State For Foreign Affairs, expressed his indignation in his own declaration. One important advantage exercised by the Japanese at the start of the war was their ability to mass carrier air power. "Nevertheless, the Wakamiya has the distinction of being the first aircraft carrier of the Imperial Navy". Aircraft with armor and self-sealing fuel tanks, such as the Kawanishi N1K-J would not enter service until late 1944–1945, which was too late to have a meaningful impact. Army Major John W. Mitchell, the commander of the 339th Fighter Squadron, was tasked with preparing a detailed plan of attack. The attack on Pearl Harbor crippled the battleships of the US Pacific Fleet, while Allied navies were devastated during Japan's conq… Japanese factories by the end of the war, in increasing numbers, were beginning to turn out engines and fuselages based on foreign designs. In April 1941 the First Air Fleet was created, concentrating the Navy's carriers into a single powerful striking unit. On the morning of 4 June 1942, Lieutenant Commander C. Wade McClusky led thirty Dauntless SBD dive-bombers from the carrier USS Enterprise in an attack that destroyed the Japanese fleet carriers Akagi and Kaga. Imperial Japanese Army Pilots leather helmet. Type: New Print on high quality Photo Paper. Quite deep. [14] These were eventually combined into six air groups (kokutai) located at six bases around Japan. CAL~LOOK has uploaded 951 photos to Flickr. When Hōshō was completed, there was little thought was given to naval aircraft in an offensive role[15] and moreover with only one carrier there was insufficient consideration given to carrier doctrine within the Japanese naval establishment. They are often directed against places far from the actual area of hostilities. Yamamoto is shown in his dress whites addressing Imperial Japanese Navy pilots on Rabaul Island on the morning he was killed. The Circle One plan concentrated on developing new aircraft types, including large flying boats and land-based attack aircraft, as well as the building of seaborne units, both floatplanes and carrier aircraft. How American Pilots Used "Skip Bombing" to Take out Imperial Japanese Shi. WWII Imperial Japanese Navy Legal Officer Visor Cap $ 750.00. Initially was focus was in non-rigid airships but it quickly moved on to the development of winged and powered aircraft. The following year, a naval air station for both land and sea aircraft was established, and subsequently, naval air training was transferred to Kasumigaura, from Yokosuka. How the Wildcat Managed to Fight Imperial Japanese Zero Fighters. The IJN also maintained a shore-based system of naval air fleets called Koku Kantai and area air fleets called homen kantai containing mostly twin-engine bombers and seaplanes. [10] While naval aviators were trained in various techniques such as torpedo bombing, flight control and carrier landing and take-offs; skills that would later be employed in the shallow waters of Pearl Harbor in December 1941. In the early 1930s, the Japanese created a new category of aircraft termed rikujo kogeki-ki (land based attack aircraft) or Rikko for short. During the first six months of the war Japanese naval air power achieved spectacular success and spearheaded offensive operations against Allied forces. Jun 15, 2020 - Explore Kenji Hirozawa's board "Ace pilots" on Pinterest. 1: 以下、\(^o^)/でVIPがお送りします 2017/08/15(火) 22:01:11.414 ID:Uwfv53G40 めっちゃ泣けるわ このあと死ぬって分かってんのに何で笑えるんだよ. In 1917, officers at the Yokosuka Naval Arsenal designed and built the first Japanese seaplane, the Ro-Go Ko-gata reconnaissance seaplane, which was much more useful at sea and much safer than the Maurice Farman aircraft that the navy had been using up to that point. The carrier-based Kōkūtai numbered over 1,500 pilots and just as many aircraft at the beginning of the Pacific War. I didn’t find a caption for it but it looks like it was taken during his China days, most likely at Hankow Airfield. It is an ongoing list and will be re-posted every time it is up…. Uncommon WWII Japanese Navy Officer’s Black Cotton Fatigue / Swimming Cap aces of the rising sun 1937 1945 general aviation Nov 23, 2020 Posted By Paulo Coelho Library TEXT ID a49588e6 Online PDF Ebook Epub Library machine proved almost overwhelming from early 1944 onwards the elite fighter pilots of the various sentais within the … WWII Imperial Japanese Naval Aviation Page. [10], The Sempill Mission led by Captain William Forbes-Sempill, a former officer in the Royal Air Force experienced in the design and testing of Royal Navy aircraft during the First World War. Selection criteria were so strict that no more than 100 pilot c… 12Air group pilot.jpg 1,600 × 750; 365 KB They were to be located at six air stations around the Japanese home islands: Yokosuka, Sasebo, Kasumigaura, Omura, Tateyama, and Kure, these units were composed of various types of aircraft, which were mostly seaplanes. The Japanese Imperial Navy had ten front-line aircraft carriers. [17] This was in keeping with the strategy of providing a rapid defense of the home islands against the possible westward advance of an American naval offensive across the Pacific. Imperial Japanese Navy Pilots Kamikaze headband - IJN. Unlike other naval airforces, the IJNAS was responsible for strategic bombing and operated long ranged bombers. Because the Japanese pilot training program was unable to increase its production rate, those veterans could not be replaced. Examination of crashed or captured Japanese aircraft revealed that they achieved their superior range and maneuverability by doing without cockpit armor and self-sealing fuel tanks. They initially procured European aircraft but quickly built their own and launched themselves onto an ambitious aircraft carrier building program. On 10 December, Japanese naval land based bombers operating from bases in Indochina, were also responsible for the sinkings of HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse which was the first time that capital ships were sunk by aerial attack while underway. Afterwards they embarked on a conversion program of several excess battlecruisers and battleships into aircraft carriers. The senior command was the Eleventh Naval Air Fleet, commanded by Vice Admiral Nishizō Tsukahara. Early in World War II, Imperial Japanese Navy pilots went through a rigorous and at times brutal cadet program. Japan continued to attribute considerable prestige to battleships (戦艦 Senkan) and endeavoured to build the largest and most powerful ships of the period. [20] The Third Fleet consisting of the First Carrier Division with the carriers Kaga and Hōshō, was also dispatched to the city. Each naval air group consisted of a base unit and 12 to 36 aircraft, plus four to 12 aircraft in reserve. The American aircraft industry rapidly increased production rates of new designs that rendered their Japanese opponents obsolescent. ... after numerous aerial strikes against the advancing Imperial Japanese Navy, … [16] Land based aircraft, actually provided the bulk of Japanese naval aviation up to the eve of the Pacific War. The bombs landed harmlessly in the mud, but the aircraft were able to confirm that SMS Emden was not at Tsingtao, this was intelligence of major importance to Allied naval command. Although the men in the Zeros were probably much like — at least in temperament — Marine Wildcat and Corsair pilots they opposed, the Imperial Japanese Navy pilots had an advantage: many of them had been flying combat for perhaps a year — maybe longer — before meeting the untried American aviators over Guadalcanal in August 1942. [16], By the end of 1937, the navy possessed 563 land-based aircraft, in addition to the 332 aircraft aboard its carrier fleet. Smaller carriers tended to have only two types, fighters and level/torpedo planes. In these battles, the Japanese veterans of the Chinese war did well against inexperienced Allied pilots flying obsolete aircraft. [16] The emerging concept of a mass aerial attack also shifted the emphasis away from the protection of the main battle fleet to attacks on targets over the horizon. Next to the clash of infantry in Burma, Malaysia, New Guinea and China, it over all was the clash of two navies, with specialized infantry, US Marines and Japanese Navy troops. "Imperial Japanese Naval Aviator 1937-45" - Osprey (Warrior Series No.55) - Osamu Tagaya - 9781841763859 "Japanese Naval Aviation Uniforms and Equipment 1937-45" - Osprey (Elite Series No.86) - Gary Nila - 9781841764658 "Midway 1942" - Osprey (Campaign Series No.30) - Mark Healy - … Because of the short range of carrier aircraft at the time, many in the naval hierarchy were still very much surface oriented. [23] The Japanese carriers returned to home waters after a cease-fire had been declared on 3 March. Although only 14 groups were actually established by 1934, which was a response to American naval expansion under the first Vinson plan, the Circle Two program called for eight additional air groups to be created by the end of 1937. By the time the last members of the mission had returned to Britain, the Japanese had acquired a reasonable grasp of the latest aviation technology and the Sempill mission of 1921–22, marked the true beginning of an effective Japanese naval air force. IJN at the best online prices at eBay! Item Number: 45674. [16] The creation of these air units had begun at the end of World War I, when plans had been drawn up for 17 of them, however these plans were not fully implemented until 1931. [23] The attack on Zhabei was also the most destructive aerial attack on an urban area until the Condor Legion's attack on Guernica, five years later. In 1921, the Japanese government formally requested that the British dispatch a naval air mission, in order to develop and to provide a professional edge to Japanese naval aviation. Shop for—and learn—about vintage and antiques. However, the long duration of the training program, combined with a shortage of gasoline for training, did not allow the IJN to rapidly provide qualified replacements in sufficient numbers. In this regard, Japan was unique among the three major naval powers during the interwar period and the immediate prewar years with only the two air wings of the US Marine Corps being analogous to Japan's land based naval air units. Fleet carriers had three types of aircraft: fighters, level/torpedo planes, and dive bombers. Mitchell would personally lead the 18 P-38s that would participate in the mission. From 16 December 1941 to 20 March 1945 IJN aviation casualties killed were 14,242 aircrew and 1,579 officers. [3] Wakamiya also participated in the naval maneuvers off Sasebo that year. The mission arrived at Kasumigaura Naval Air Station the following month, in November 1921, and stayed in Japan for 18 months. This is a nice reproduction of an photograph Size is about 4" x 6" (10x15cm). [33] In April 1942, the Indian Ocean raid drove the Royal Navy from South East Asia. The organization was responsible for the operation of naval aircraft and the conduct of aerial warfare in the Pacific War. Japanese fighter planes, notably the Mitsubishi Zero, gained tactical air superiority; control of the skies over China belonged to the Japanese. After the establishment of a naval air training unit at Kasumigaura, the air station became the principal flight training center for the navy. Each naval air group consisted of several Squadrons (飛行隊, Hikōtai) of nine, 12 or 16 aircraft; this was the main IJN Air Service combat unit and was equivalent to a squadron (中隊, Chutai) in the Imperial Japanese Army Air Service. The Japanese navy had closely monitored the progress of aviation of the three Allied naval powers during World War I and concluded that Britain had made the greatest advances in naval aviation, they had also learned a good deal about naval aviation through their contacts within the Royal Navy. ... Navy and Marine Wildcat pilots learned to make slashing attacks from above leveraging their superior diving speed. The air forces of both the Imperial Japanese Army and the Imperial Japanese Navy had outstanding successes against their more inferior enemies in their invasions in China and Manchuria. Quality: This is NOT an inkjet or Laserjet print but one produced in a professional photographic lab. During the siege, starting from September, four Maurice Farman seaplanes (two active and two reserve) on board Wakamiya conducted reconnaissance and aerial bombardments on German positions and ships. None of the Japanese pilots involved in the attack on Pearl Harbor had logged less than 600 hours of flying time, and many flight leaders had over 1500 hours’ experience. In 1920, a representative had also been sent to Britain to observe air operations off the decks of Furious. [23], From the onset of hostilities in 1937 until forces were diverted to combat for the Pacific war in 1941, naval aircraft played a key role in military operations on the Chinese mainland. Under the pressure of the second Vinson plan, initiated by the United States, the Japanese increased the momentum in building up their land-based air forces. The commission was charged with the promotion of aviation technology and training for the navy. American pilots were trained to take advantage of these weaknesses. Flying the excellent Zero, Japanese fighterpilots were able to sweep opposing aircraft out of the skies of the southwest Pacific in the early months of the war. Biographies, unités, décos, victoires, exploits, photos, The following lists the uniforms of every country that participated in World War II. The Japanese Navy had also observed technical developments in other countries and saw that the airplane had potential. [11], The Japanese were trained on several British aircraft such as the Gloster Sparrowhawk; as the mission also brought to Kasumigaura, well over a hundred aircraft comprising twenty different models, five of which were then currently in service with the Royal Air Force, including the Sparrowhawk. At the start of the war, three carrier divisions made up the Kido Butai. SOLD! Media in category "People of the Imperial Japanese Navy" The following 157 files are in this category, out of 157 total. See more ideas about imperial japanese navy, wwii, world war two. They were usually numbered when they left Japan. Japanese naval pilot training emphasized quality over quantity. The commander of the Kido Butai could wield the aircraft of its three divisions as a single entity bringing masses of aircraft crewed by highly trained aviators onto a single target.[31]. [16] The navy air service had a total of 895 aircraft and 2,711 aircrew, including pilots and navigators, in thirty-nine air groups. [15] Hence, in the early 1930s, the Imperial Japanese Navy adhered to no unified doctrine as to about how carriers would utilized in a fleet action and had no clear vision as to the role of air power in naval warfare. The outdated Japanese aircraft and poorly trained pilots suffered great losses in any air combat for the rest of the war, particularly in the Battle of the Philippine Sea. The Japanese, together with a token British force, blockaded then laid siege to the German colony of Kiaochow and its administrative capital Tsingtao on the Shandong peninsula. The deadline for completion date of the aviation of the Circle One expansion moved up to 1937 and an all-out effort was also made to complete the aircraft production of the Circle Two program by the end of the same year. [22] After gaining intelligence that the Chinese were planning to mount a counteroffensive, the Japanese bombers carried out attacks Chinese airfields at Hangzhou and Suzhou between 23 and 26 February, destroying a number of aircraft on the ground. Edo Period Japanese Samurai Warrior Helmet $ 375.00. [12] The mission also brought the plans of the most recent British aircraft carriers, such as HMS Argus and HMS Hermes, which influenced the final stages of the development of the carrier Hōshō. After he had made his own attack, and despite the sky over the Japanese carrier fleet now swarming with Zero fighters whose angry pilots were desperate … Explore CAL~LOOK's photos on Flickr. [8] Hōshō was the second warship after the British Hermes to be designed from the keel up as an aircraft carrier and the first one to be completed as from the keel up.[8]. The London Naval Treaty of 1930, had imposed new limitations on warship construction, which caused the Navy General Staff to view naval aviation as a way to make up for the shortcomings in the surface fleet. During the first six months of the war, the Imperial Japanese Navy enjoyed spectacular success inflicting heavy defeats on Allied forces, being undefeated in every battle. Item Number: 45630. Japanese aircraft were at least the equals of anything then flying in the West, and in some cases (as with the legendary Zero fighter) were substantially better. In 1918, the IJN secured land around Lake Kasumigaura in Ibaraki Prefecture, northeast of Tokyo. [31] Unlike in the United States Navy where carrier divisions served only in an administrative capacity, the carrier divisions of the Kido Butai were operational entities. Downed American pilots and aircrew "rescued" by Japanese warships at the Battle of Midway were interrogated and then brutally murdered. Essential to the implementation of such a tactic was the locating of the enemy before the enemy found the Japanese carriers. Zero pilots had extensive combat experience gained in Japan's unprovoked and brutal war against China. The Japanese had a total of ten aircraft carriers: six fleet carriers, three smaller carriers, and one training carrier. The main object seems to be to inspire terror by the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians...»[28], At the beginning of the Pacific war the Imperial Japanese Navy possessed the most powerful carrier force in the world, through combination of excellent ships, well-designed aircraft, and unsurpassed aviators. The two carriers in a division fought together, often exchanging aircraft squadrons and commanders on strikes. Akagi was completed in 1927 while Kaga completed a year later. The IJN Air Service had the mission of national air defence, deep strike, naval warfare, and so forth. [9] There were reservations on the part of the Admiralty, about granting the Japanese unrestricted access to British technology, despite this the British government sent an unofficial civil aviation mission to Japan. Lt. Toru Shinomiya, leader of the 244th Shinten-Tai out of Chofu airfield flying Kawasaki Ki-61's. [3] Japanese naval aviation, though, continued to make progress. November 7, 1944, 244th squadron. [15], Naval aviators however, had a different perspective, believing that a major aerial engagement to clear the space over the opposing fleets would precede the final surface battle, increasingly considered the enemy's carriers as the main targets of naval air power. [24] Aircrews of Kaga received a special commendation from the commander of the Third Fleet, Vice Admiral Kichisaburō Nomura, for their actions. Assignment of naval air group numbers (海軍航空隊番号附与標準, This page was last edited on 8 January 2021, at 07:14. Second from the left – the famous Satio Endo, - who shot down 8 and damaged 8 American Boeing B-29 Superfortress bombers; Circa 1943-44. Th… [14] In 1932, an independent Naval Air Arsenal was also established to streamline the testing and development of aircraft and weaponry. The Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service (大日本帝國海軍航空隊, Dai-Nippon Teikoku Kaigun Kōkū-tai) was the air arm of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). Mar 8, 2020 - Explore k_butryn's board "Pilots" on Pinterest. On November 15, 1938, Matome Ugaki was promoted to Rear Admiral of the Imperial Navy of Japan. [15] Aircraft were to act as scouts and spotters, layers of smoke screens for naval gunfire, fleet air defense, and later (with the increase in aircraft performance) as a means to attack battleships and other surface targets. Manufacturer Mitsubishi derived much from these campaigns, producing one of the best fighters of the war, the A6M Zero - sen. Navy pilots proved to be highly skilled when engaged by the Allied Forces in the Pacific. However, in 1928 the First Carrier Division was formed with three carriers and the study of the role of aircraft carriers in a naval engagement was initiated. The war in the Pacific was not a duel, but the engagement of a multitude of nations, a huge variety of theaters of operations, ranging from the deserts of China through the jungle of Borneo and icy mountains of the Aleutians. It built the world’s first purpose-built aircraft carrier the HIJMS Hōshō in 1922. However, their advantage did not last. 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