USS Missouri 1945

Claim: this is a photo of USS Missouri seconds before being struck by a kamikaze in 1945.

The claim is false. That is a 1/72 scale model diorama of USS Missouri via Warsztaty Modelarskie Poznan.

Below is a color version of the photo via Pinterest.

Note: it’s a good reproduction of the famous photo by Buster Campbell (11 April 1945). I don’t know why some history accounts ended up sharing the diorama photo when the original is widely available.

Debunked by @PicPedant on Twitter.

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