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80-G-88018 Battle of the Eastern Solomons

Photo #: 80-G-88018  Battle of the Eastern Solomons
Title: Battle of the Eastern Solomons
Description: 24 August 1942 The damaged and immobile Japanese aircraft carrier Ryujo photographed from a USAAF B-17 bomber, during a high-level bombing attack on 24 August 1942. The destroyers Amatsukaze and Tokitsukaze had been removing her crew and are now underway, one from a bow-to-bow position and the other from alongside. Two sticks of bombs are faintly visible about one ship-length above the carrier's bow and stern. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-88018
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