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80-G-79974-1 Battle of Midway, June 1942

Photo #: 80-G-79974-1  Battle of Midway, June 1942
Title: Battle of Midway, June 1942
Description: Japanese prisoners of war on board USS Ballard (AVD-10) after being rescued from a lifeboat two weeks after the Battle of Midway. They were members of the aircraft carrier Hiryu's engineering force, left behind when she was abandoned on 5 June 1942, and had escaped in one of her boats just as she sank. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-79974-1
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