Photo #: 80-G-414423
Battle of Midway, June 1942
USS Yorktown (CV-5) is hit on the port side, amidships, by a Japanese Type 91 aerial torpedo during the mid-afternoon attack by planes from the carrier Hiryu, 4 June 1942.
Photographed from USS Pensacola (CA-24).
Yorktown is heeling to port and is seen at a different aspect than in other views taken by Pensacola, indicating that this is the second of the two torpedo hits she received.
Note very heavy anti-aircraft fire.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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Image posted 24 March 1999
Text coding updated 31 May 2003