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80-G-32249 Battle of Midway, June 1942

Photo #: 80-G-32249  Battle of Midway, June 1942
Title: Battle of Midway, June 1942
Description: The Japanese carrier Hiryu's Type 97 shipboard attack aircraft fly through anti-aircraft shell bursts while closing on USS Yorktown (CV-5) to deliver a torpedo attack, during the mid-afternoon of 4 June 1942. Photographed from USS Pensacola (CA-24). At least three Japanese aircraft are visible in this image, in a shallow arc from near the left side to below and right of the camera aiming cross. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-32249
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