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Photo #: NH 73064
Battle of Midway, June 1942
Japanese aircraft carrier Hiryu burning, shortly after sunrise on 5 June 1942, a few hours before she sank. Photographed by a plane from the carrier Hosho.
Note collapsed flight deck at right. Part of the forward elevator is standing upright just in front of the island, where it had been thrown by an explosion in the hangar.
Donation of Kazutoshi Hando, 1970.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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5 March 1999