Photo #: 80-G-7411
Battle of the Coral Sea, May 1942
Crewmen sliding down lines at the stern of USS Lexington (CV-2), as the carrier is abandoned during the afternoon of 8 May 1942. A whaleboat is standing by off the ship's starboard quarter and a motor launch is astern.
Note TBD, SBD and F4F aircraft spotted on the flight deck. Identification markings on the torpedo planes and fighters appear to be white, while those on the SBDs appear to be black.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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25 April 2000