Halftone reproduction of a photograph, copied from the official publication Medal of Honor, 1861-1949, The Navy, page 245. John J. Powers was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for distinguished and conspicuous gallantry while serving as a Pilot with Bombing Squadron Five (VB-5) at the Battle of the Coral Sea against the Japanese during 4-8 May 1942. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.