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80-G-457861 Battle of Midway, June 1942

Photo #: 80-G-457861  Battle of Midway, June 1942
Title: Battle of Midway, June 1942
Description: The burning Japanese heavy cruiser Mikuma, photographed from a U.S. Navy aircraft during the afternoon of 6 June 1942, after she had been bombed by planes from USS Enterprise (CV-6) and USS Hornet (CV-8). Note her third eight-inch gun turret, with roof blown off and barrels at different elevations, Japanese Sun insignia painted atop the forward turret and wrecked midships superstructure. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-457861
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