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Photo #: 80-G-21641
Battle of Midway, June 1942
USS Yorktown (CV-5) under attack by Japanese dive bombers, shortly after noon on 4 June 1942, as seen from USS Portland (CA-35). She has been hit just aft of the midships elevator, with white smoke visible streaming from that area. This bomb exploded on the flight deck, causing many casualties in the vicinity. It also started fires in the hangar below, but these were quickly extinguished.
Foreground objects are the wing and tail of two of Portland's SOC floatplanes.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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22 March 1999