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Lieutenant Kiyoto Furuta

Japanese Forces

Lieutenant Kiyoto Furuta

Imperial Japanese Navy dive bomber pilot Lieutenant Kiyoto Furuta, he was one of the few IJNAS aviators to take part in the Attack on Pearl Harbor and survive the war. In 2 separate occasions he scored hits with a 550 pound bomb on the US Navy fleet carrier Enterprise at the Battle of the Eastern Solomons and at the Battle of Santa Cruz during the Guadalcanal campaign.