Sunken Japanese Aircraft Carrier Found Deep in Pacific Ocean

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Tokyo, Oct. 19 (Jiji Press)--Researchers have found the wreck of the now-defunct Imperial Japanese Navy's aircraft carrier Kaga, which was sunk by U.S. forces in World War II, on the floor of the Pacific Ocean.

The vessel was found 5,400 meters below the surface of the central Pacific after weeks of searches, the U.S. research team funded by Microsoft Corp. late cofounder Paul Allen said Thursday.

The shipwreck survey team previously said it has found other Imperial Japanese Navy vessels, including the battleship Musashi.

The Kaga participated in the attack on the Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and sank in June 1942 during the Battle of Midway.

Japan lost four aircraft carriers, including the Kaga, in the battle, which is considered a turning point in the Pacific War, part of World War II.

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