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80-G-40300 Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, October 1942

Photo #: 80-G-40300  Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, October 1942
Title: Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, October 1942
Description: Damage to the smokestack and signal bridge of USS Hornet (CV-8) after it was struck by a crashing Japanese dive bomber, during the morning of 26 October 1942. Smoke at bottom is from fires started when the plane subsequently hit the flight deck. Note ship's tripod mast, with CXAM radar antenna in top left and the flag still flying above the damaged structure. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-40300
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