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