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Photo #: 80-G-701843
Battle of Midway, June 1942
Diorama by Norman Bel Geddes, depicting the sighting of the Japanese minesweepers Tama Maru No. 3 and Tama Maru No. 5 by a Midway-based PBY flown by Ensign James P.O. Lyle, at 0904 on 3 June 1942. These ships had left Wake on 31 May, and were the first units of the Japanese invasion force to be spotted enroute to Midway.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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15 March 1999