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80-G-32230 Battle of Midway, June 1942

Photo #: 80-G-32230  Battle of Midway, June 1942
Title: Battle of Midway, June 1942
Description: Two SBD-3 scout bombers fly near USS Yorktown (CV-5) at about 1330 hrs on 4 June. The carrier is still dead in the water and unable to recover aircraft. These two planes are probably those piloted by Bombing Squadron Three's Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Maxwell F. Leslie, and Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Paul A. Holmberg, who were returning from attacking the Japanese carrier Soryu. Low on fuel, both ditched nearby and their crews were recovered safely. Photographed from USS Pensacola (CA-24). The destroyer steaming by at left is probably USS Russell (DD-414). Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-32230
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