Photo #: 80-G-7746
Battle of Midway, June 1942
Aviation Ordnanceman Second Class Clifton R. Bassett, of Bombing Squadron Three (VB-3), is carried down the flight deck of USS Enterprise (CV-6), 4 June 1942. He was wounded by Japanese aircraft gunfire while VB-3 was attacking Hiryu.
Bassett was radioman/gunner of the SBD "Dauntless" scout-bomber flown by Ensign Bunyan R. Cooner, USNR, seen here walking to the right of the stretcher party.
Photographed looking forward from the carrier's island. Note flight deck distance markings and aircraft tie-down strips.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
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18 March 1999