Photo #: 80-G-342020
USS Belleau Wood (CVL-24)
Burning aft after she was hit by a Kamikaze, while operating off the Philippines on 30 October 1944. Flight deck crewmen are moving undamaged TBM torpedo planes away from the flames as others fight the fires.
USS Franklin (CV-13), also hit during this Kamikaze attack, is afire in the distance.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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3 May 2000