Photo #: 80-G-16803
Battle of the Coral Sea, May 1942
Damage in the port forward 5-inch gun gallery of USS Lexington (CV-2), from a Japanese bomb that hit near the gallery's after end during the Battle of the Coral Sea, 8 May 1942.
The ship's # four 5"/25 gun is in the left center of the view, which looks forward.
Staining on the photographic image is possibly due to water damage received when the photographer abandoned ship.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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19 April 2000