The next question would be, "How many, which of the squadrons were equipped with torps?" As I recall, about half the bombers were carrying bombs, not torps (never see that in WitP!). But that would help narrow your identification, if you knew which squadrons were carrying bombs.
"At 1005, Tenedos reported she was being attacked by Japanese aircraft, about 140 miles southeast of Force Z. The attack was by nine Mitsubishi G3M 'Nell' twin-engined medium bombers from the Genzan Air Corps, 22nd Air Flotilla, based at Saigon, each armed with one 500 kg (1,100 lb) armor-piercing bomb. They mistook the destroyer for a battleship and wasted their ordnance with all bombs scoring no hits."
"At 1113, the fleet was attacked by three waves of Japanese planes, the first being 17 Nell high-level bombers from Bihoro Air Corps, armed with 500 kg (1,100 lb) bombs, as well as eight Nells with two 250 kg (550 lb) bombs. Beside eight near misses by 250 kg (550 lb) bombs, they scored just one hit on the hangar deck area of the Repulse, which started a small fire. She was making 25 kt (46 km/h, 29 mph) again within minutes."
"Around 1140, the first of 16 Nell torpedo bombers (two squadrons from Genzan Air Corps) arrived and attacked, sending at least six torpedoes into Prince of Wales. The first wave of attackers delivered one catastrophic torpedo hit on her outer port propeller shaft..."
"Another high altitude attack by bombers aimed at the Repulse passed without damage. Then a second attack by eight torpedo bombers from the Mihoro Air Corps attacked Repulse from two directions, but she avoided all the torpedoes "brilliantly""
"The third and final attack by 26 Mitsubishi G4M 'Betty' torpedo bombers from the Kanoya Air Corps, a detachment from the 21st Air Flotilla also based near Saigon, struck from several directions. Repulse, which had dodged 19 torpedoes so far, was caught between two Japanese torpedo attacks and hit by two, possibly four of them, the first jamming her rudder."
This account seems to be innacurate, as it it turns out there were only 4 torpedo hits on POW as determined by exploring the wreck.
i rather doubt that the torpedoes had the shallow water adapters installed... as pointed out, they were designed for use by the PH strike force, and literally were not completed until the last moment.
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