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80-G-21601 Battle of Midway, June 1942

Photo #: 80-G-21601  Battle of Midway, June 1942
Title: Battle of Midway, June 1942
Description: Bomb fragment damage in the hangar of USS Yorktown (CV-5), 4 June 1942. This damage was caused by a bomb that detonated on the flight deck just aft of the midships elevator, sending fragments into the hangar and setting fires that were quickly extinguished. Note water on the deck; also ordnance carts and chain fall mechanism stowed in the area. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-21601
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