Photo #: 80-G-312004
Battle of Midway, June 1942
A Bombing Squadron Three (VB-3) SBD-3 scout bomber, probably flown by Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Paul A. Holmberg, ditches near USS Astoria (CA-34) at about 1342 hrs on 4 June 1942. This was one of two VB-3 planes that ditched near Astoria after they were unable to land on the damaged USS Yorktown (CV-5).
A PBY is flying nearby, in right center.
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