Photo #: 80-G-312006
Battle of Midway, June 1942
A Japanese Type 97 shipboard attack aircraft flies near USS Yorktown (CV-5) during the mid-afternoon torpedo attack by planes from the carrier Hiryu, 4 June 1942. This plane, which has already dropped its torpedo, is trailing a thin stream of grey smoke from its port wing.
Photographed from one of Yorktown's gun positions, with the shield and barrel of a 20mm gun visible at right.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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Originally posted 24 March 1999
Coding updated 14 October 2001