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80-G-16807 Lexington

Photo #: 80-G-16807  Battle of the Coral Sea, May 1942
Description: Damage in the port forward 5-inch gun gallery on USS Lexington (CV-2), from a Japanese bomb that struck near the gallery's after end during the Battle of the Coral Sea, 8 May 1942. View looks aft, with the damaged number four 5/25 gun in the foreground, trained to port and aft. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-16807
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