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World War II:  Pacific

This section contains artwork, recruiting posters, and photographs pertaining to U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in the Pacific during World War II.

Image:  80-G-457861Battle of Midway, June 1942.  The burning Japanese heavy cruiser Mikuma, photographed from a U.S. Navy aircraft during the afternoon of June 6, 1942, after she had been bombed by planes from USS Enterprise (CV-6) and USS Hornet (CV-8).  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.