Photo #: 80-G-5129
Northrup BT-1 bomber (Bureau # 0640),
(Bombing Squadron Five's plane number 5-B-16)
Upside down and sinking after going over the side of USS Yorktown (CV-5) during flight operations in the Pacific, 23 July 1940.
USS Perkins (DD-377) is coming up at right to rescue the plane's crew, Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Thomas D. Cummins (Pilot) and Radioman Third Class Donald MacKillop.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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Image posted 6 April 1999
Rescanned & reposed 8 September 2004