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80-G-79982-24 Battle of Midway, June 1942

Photo #: 80-G-79982-24  Battle of Midway, June 1942
Title: Battle of Midway, June 1942
Description: Japanese prisoners of war, survivors of the aircraft carrier Hiryu, are prepared for transportation from Midway to Hawaii in USS Sirius (AK-15), 23 June 1942. They had been rescued by USS Ballard (AVD-10) a few days earlier. Note armed guards nearby, crowd of onlookers, and widespread use of the old-style tin hat battle helmets. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-79982-24
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