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80-G-17061 Battle of Midway, June 1942

Photo #: 80-G-17061  Battle of Midway, June 1942
Title: Battle of Midway, June 1942
Description: USS Yorktown (CV-5) being abandoned by her crew after she was hit by two Japanese Type 91 aerial torpedoes, 4 June 1942. USS Balch (DD-363) is standing by at right. Note oil slick surrounding the damaged carrier, and inflatable life raft being deployed off her stern. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-17061
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