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80-G-17054 Battle of Midway, June 1942

Photo #: 80-G-17054  Battle of Midway, June 1942
Title: Battle of Midway, June 1942
Caption:
Description: SBD Dauntless dive bombers from USS Hornet (CV-8) approaching the burning Japanese heavy cruiser Mikuma to make the third set of attacks on her, during the early afternoon of 6 June 1942. Mikuma had been hit earlier by strikes from Hornet and USS Enterprise (CV-6), leaving her dead in the water and fatally damaged. Photo was enlarged from a 16mm color motion picture film. Note bombs hung beneath these planes. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-17054
Original Date: 1942-06-06
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