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80-G-32247 Battle of Midway, June 1942

Photo #: 80-G-32247  Battle of Midway, June 1942
Title: Battle of Midway, June 1942
Description: Two of the Japanese carrier Hiryu's Type 97 shipboard attack aircraft (far right) approach the drop point, during the torpedo attack on USS Yorktown (CV-5) in the mid-afternoon of 4 June 1942. The lower plane's Type 91 torpedo is clearly visible below the fuselage. Note heavy anti-aircraft fire, with shell fragments splashing in the water below the bursts. Photographed from USS Pensacola (CA-24). Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-32247
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