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80-G-11635 Battle of Midway, June 1942

Photo #: 80-G-11635  Battle of Midway, June 1942
Title: Battle of Midway, June 1942
Description: Rear cockpit and .50 caliber machinegun turret of the only survivor of six Torpedo Squadron Eight (VT-8) Grumman TBF Avengers that had attacked the Japanese carrier force in the morning of 4 June 1942. Seaman 1st Class Jay D. Manning, who was operating the .50 caliber machinegun turret, was killed in action with Japanese fighters during the attack. Damage to the turret can be seen in this view. The plane's pilot was Ensign Albert K. Earnest and the other crewman was Radioman 3rd Class Harry H. Ferrier. Both survived the action. Ship in the left background is probably USS Ballard (AVD-10). For additional information on this aircraft, see: Photo # 80-G-11635 (Complete Caption). Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-11635
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