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Photo #: 80-G-23842
Battle of Midway, June 1942
An SBD "Dauntless" scout bomber passes low over USS Yorktown (CV-5), possibly to drop a message, 4 June 1942.
Planes parked aft appear to be TBD torpedo planes, indicating that the photo was taken sometime before 0840 hrs, when Yorktown launched her aircraft to attack the Japanese aircraft carrier force.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
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19 March 1999