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80-G-17039 Lexington

Photo #: 80-G-17039  Battle of the Coral Sea, May 1942
Description: Repair crew at work on USS Lexington (CV-2), soon after she was hit by Japanese dive bombing attack on 8 May 1942, during the Battle of the Coral Sea. View looks aft along the port side of the flight deck from alongside number six 5/25 gun, which was put out of action by a bomb hit nearby. Flight deck damage visible in the center of this view was caused by that bomb. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-17039
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