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NHF-077 Captain Benjamin Perlman Collection

4 black and white photos taken during the Battle of the Coral Sea, 8 May 1942, showing USS Lexington (CV-2) before sinking. Views taken from USS Portland (CA-33). All images have been assigned NH numbers.
Title: Captain Benjamin Perlman Collection
Caption: Collection Photo # NH 76560: USS Lexington (CV-2) underway during the Battle of Coral Sea, 8 May 1942. This view appears to have been taken in the early afternoon, after planes had been recovered and initial damage control measures effected, but before the start of the fires that led to the ship's loss. This is the last known photograph of Lexington in operational condition. Taken from USS Portland (CA-33).
Description: 4 black and white photos taken during the Battle of the Coral Sea, 8 May 1942, showing USS Lexington (CV-2) before sinking. Views taken from USS Portland (CA-33). All images have been assigned NH numbers.
Accession #: NHF
Catalog #: NHF-077
Tags: NHHC_Tags:conflicts-and-wars/world-war-ii-wwiicoral_sea
Donor: Naval Historical Foundation
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
Original Date: Fri, May 08, 1942
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