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80-G-7392 Lexington

Photo #: 80-G-7392  Battle of the Coral Sea, May 1942
Description: Survivors of USS Lexington (CV-2) are pulled aboard a cruiser (probably USS Minneapolis) after the carrier was abandoned during the afternoon of 8 May 1942. Note man in the lower part of the photo who is using the cruiser's armor belt as a hand hold. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-7392
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