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80-G-231828 Battle of the Philippine Sea

Photo #: 80-G-231828  Battle of the Philippine Sea
Title: Battle of the Philippine Sea
Description: June 1944 Japanese Carrier Division Three under attack by U.S. Navy aircraft from Task Force 58, in the late afternoon of 20 June 1944. Anti-aircraft shell bursts are visible in the upper right. Photographed from a USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) plane. Heavy cruiser circling at right, nearest to the camera, is either Maya or Chokai. Beyond that, obscured by the flash from gunfire or a bomb, is the small aircraft carrier Chiyoda. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-231828
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