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Old 12-31-2017, 10:24 AM   #76
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Here's a good illustration of the Sussex and the plane.
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:43 AM   #77
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Thank you, sir!

Some more info has emerged:

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26 Jul 1945

Her Task Force was attacked by 2 "Val" suicides (Mitsubishi type 99 dive-bombers): one was shot down by escort carrier Ameer and the second by Sussex.
However, this latter one bounced on the surface of the sea and impacted the cruiser's hull above the waterline, causing a 2 metre dent.
Later in the same day Sussex downed another aircraft.
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There is no mention of an explosion so effective anti-aircraft fire and a large slice of good luck seem to have saved the day.
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Old 12-31-2017, 11:22 AM   #78
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Nothing like a fat slice of luck.

With sprinkles.
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Old 12-31-2017, 12:04 PM   #79
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Ahh, good find, that explains a lot.
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Old 01-18-2018, 10:35 PM   #80
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Neighborhood bully and his gang...
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