Photo #: 80-G-231828
Battle of the Philippine Sea, June 1944
Japanese Carrier Division Three under attack by U.S. Navy aircraft from Task Force 58, in the late afternoon of 20 June 1944. Anti-aircraft shell bursts are visible in the upper right.
Photographed from a USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) plane.
Heavy cruiser circling at right, nearest to the camera, is either Maya or Chokai. Beyond that, obscured by the flash from gunfire or a bomb, is the small aircraft carrier Chiyoda.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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19 November 2001