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80-G-12146 USS Pensacola (CA-24)

Photo #: 80-G-12146  USS Pensacola (CA-24)
Title: USS Pensacola (CA-24)
Description: Disembarks Marine reinforcements at the Sand Island pier, Midway, on 25 June 1942. Note m1903 Springfield rifles and other gear along the pier edge. The Sand Island seaplane hangar, badly damaged by Japanese air attack on 4 June 1942, is in the left distance, with a water tower beside it. The surviving Torpedo Squadron Eight (VT-8) TBF-1 Avenger (Bureau # 00380) can be seen on the beach, in line with the water tower. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-12146
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