Photo #: 80-G-7417
Battle of the Coral Sea, May 1942
USS Lexington (CV-2) burning during the afternoon of 8 May 1942, at the time she was abandoned.
Several destroyers are standing by to assist in removing the carrier's crew and a whaleboat full of men is in the center of the view, headed toward the camera.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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25 April 2000