Photo #: 80-G-7392
Battle of the Coral Sea, May 1942
Survivors of USS Lexington (CV-2) are pulled aboard a cruiser (probably USS Minneapolis) after the carrier was abandoned during the afternoon of 8 May 1942.
Note man in the lower part of the photo who is using the cruiser's armor belt as a hand hold.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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24 April 2000