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H-005-4 Lexington Under Attack 

H-Gram 005 Attachment 4
Samuel J. Cox, Director NHHC
April 2017

Photo #: NH 95579  Battle of the Coral Sea, May 1942

NH 95579. USS Lexington (CV-2) at the Battle of the Coral Sea on 8 May 1942 in a photo taken from a Japanese aircraft. The Lexington has been hit by two torpedoes (the first proved fatal) and two bombs, and is bracketed by numerous other near misses. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph.

Published: Mon Oct 23 09:54:14 EDT 2017