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80-G-312004 Battle of Midway, June 1942

Photo #: 80-G-312004  Battle of Midway, June 1942
Title: Battle of Midway, June 1942
Description: A Bombing Squadron Three (VB-3) SBD-3 scout bomber, probably flown by Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Paul A. Holmberg, ditches near USS Astoria (CA-34) at about 1342 hrs on 4 June 1942. This was one of two VB-3 planes that ditched near Astoria after they were unable to land on the damaged USS Yorktown (CV-5). A PBY is flying nearby, in right center. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-312004
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