Photo #: 80-G-312002
Battle of Midway, June 1942
View from above the signal station of USS Yorktown (CV-5), 4 June 1942, during the mid-afternoon Japanese aerial torpedo attack. This view looks forward and to port, with the port leg of the tripod foremast at right. Barrels and gun training limit rails of the .50 caliber machinegun battery atop the island are in center, with the flight deck beyond. At the flight deck edge are the port forward 20mm and 5"/38 gun galleries, with gunsmoke visible outboard of them.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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Originally posted 19 March 1999
Coding updated 14 October 2001