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Photo #: 80-G-21604
Battle of Midway, June 1942
Looking to port, amidships, on the flight deck of USS Yorktown (CV-5) shortly after she was hit by two Japanese aerial torpedoes, 4 June 1942.
View shows the damaged port side catwalk at between about Frames 83 & 90, which was broken and bent upwards by the explosion of an aerial torpedo on the hull below.
Arresting gear wire visible is that located at about Frame 91.5.
This appears to be a partial double-exposure, with the second image, at bottom, showing the tail of an F4F aircraft.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
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24 March 1999