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#01 - EARLY TIMES - 1914 to 1920 YykU8Ru
Wakamiya photo #1
Wakamiya was a seaplane carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy and the first Japanese aircraft carrier.
She was converted from a transport ship into a seaplane carrier and commissioned in August 1914. She was equipped with
four Japanese-built French Maurice Farman seaplanes. In September 1914, she conducted the world's first naval-launched air raids.
INFO CREDIT: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_seaplane_carrier_Wakamiya

#01 - EARLY TIMES - 1914 to 1920 LGrs1WL
Maurice Farman MF.7 was flown by Japanese during the Siege of Tsingtao, World War I .
COLOR PROFILE BASE: one color profile of the book IJN Carrier Aircraft, Pictorial Book, publisher GAKKEN, 138 pages, year 2006.

#01 - EARLY TIMES - 1914 to 1920 QPfGagN
Wakamiya's seaplanes photo #2
From 5 September 1914, Wakamiya conducted the world's first naval-launched air raids during the first months of the First World War
from Kiaochow Bay off Tsingtao, which is located in China. On 6 September 1914 a Farman aircraft launched by Wakamiya attacked
the Austro-Hungarian cruiser Kaiserin Elisabeth and the German gunboat Jaguar in Qiaozhou Bay; neither ship was hit.
INFO CREDIT: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_seaplane_carrier_Wakamiya

#01 - EARLY TIMES - 1914 to 1920 Ns8onAD
Wakamiya's seaplanes photo #3
Wakamiya’s  seaplanes bombarded German-held land targets (communication and command centers) in the Tsingtao peninsula
of Shandong province and ships in Qiaozhou Bay from September to 6 November 1914, during the Siege of Tsingtao.
INFO CREDIT: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_seaplane_carrier_Wakamiya

#01 - EARLY TIMES - 1914 to 1920 4kLOizx
Wakamiya's seaplanes photo #4
On 30 September, Wakamiya struck a German mine and had to be repaired for a week. On this occasion, her seaplanes
were transferred on land at Shazikou from where they accomplished further scouting and attack missions.
INFO CREDIT: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_seaplane_carrier_Wakamiya

#01 - EARLY TIMES - 1914 to 1920 G7J23VI
Wakamiya's seaplanes photo #5
Altogether the seaplanes made 49 attacks, dropping 190 bombs on German defenses until the German surrender on 7 November, 1914.
INFO CREDIT: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_seaplane_carrier_Wakamiya

#01 - EARLY TIMES - 1914 to 1920 8Bq5mWL
Sopwith Pup number II (roman digits) was flown by Lt. Torao Kuwabara.

#01 - EARLY TIMES - 1914 to 1920 8TvPy3R
In April 1920, a 15 m flying-off deck was erected over Wakamyia forecastle.
This photo shows Sopwith Pup number II on the Wakamyia’s  plataform.

#01 - EARLY TIMES - 1914 to 1920 PbIXb5g
It was from this temporary structure that on 22 June 1920, Lieutenant Torao Kuwabara
achieved the first successful take off by a Japanese pilot.

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