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Photo #: 80-G-640553
USS Yorktown (CV-5),
Operating in the vicinity of the Coral Sea, April 1942. Photographed from a TBD-1 torpedo plane that has just taken off from her deck. Other TBD and SBD aircraft are also ready to be launched. A F4F-3 "Wildcat" fighter is parked on the outrigger just forward of the island.
Other ships in company include a fleet oiler, a destroyer and a heavy cruiser.
This view has been retouched to censor the radar antenna mounted atop Yorktown's foremast.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
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2 April 1999