Photo #: 80-G-16805
Battle of the Coral Sea, May 1942
Damage in the port forward 5-inch gun gallery on USS Lexington (CV-2), from a Japanese bomb that struck near the gallery's after end during the Battle of the Coral Sea, 8 May 1942.
View looks aft, with the ship's number two 5"/25 gun in the foreground, still manned and in operation. Number four 5"/25 gun is immediately beyond, trained out to port and aft.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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19 April 2000