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Photo #: 80-G-21649
Battle of Midway, June 1942
USS Yorktown (CV-5) afire and dead in the water, with several of her escorts steaming nearby. She had been hit by Japanese dive bombers shortly after noon on 4 June 1942.
This view was taken about an hour after she was hit, once F4F-4 fighters, which were parked forward during the attack, had been moved to the after end of her flight deck.
Photographed from USS Pensacola (CA-24). The larger ship to the left of Yorktown is USS Portland (CA-35).
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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22 March 1999