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80-G-32299 Battle of Midway, June 1942

Photo #: 80-G-32299  Battle of Midway, June 1942
Title: Battle of Midway, June 1942
Description: USS Yorktown (CV-5) after being hit by Japanese bombs shortly after noon on 4 June 1942, as seen from USS Astoria (CA-34). This view was taken fairly soon after the ship lost power and stopped, as F4F-4 fighters are still spotted forward, where they were during the attack. Fires are burning in her uptakes. Men are working on the flight deck to cover bomb entry holes in the foreward elevator and alongside the island and a large bomb hole just aft of the midships elevator. Note SOC floatplane on Astoria's starboard catapult, at left, with a crane in the foreground. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-32299
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