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Photo #: 80-G-21601
Battle of Midway, June 1942
Bomb fragment damage in the hangar of USS Yorktown (CV-5), 4 June 1942.
This damage was caused by a bomb that detonated on the flight deck just aft of the midships elevator, sending fragments into the hangar and setting fires that were quickly extinguished.
Note water on the deck; also ordnance carts and chain fall mechanism stowed in the area.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
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22 March 1999