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80-G-79984-28 Battle of Midway, June 1942

Photo #: 80-G-79984-28  Battle of Midway, June 1942
Title: Battle of Midway, June 1942
Description: Japanese prisoners of war, survivors of the aircraft carrier Hiryu, are brought ashore at Midway following their rescue from an open lifeboat by USS Ballard (AVD-10) on 19 June 1942. After being held for a few days on Midway, they were sent on to Pearl Harbor on 23 June. Note Marine guards at left and in the center background, armed with M1903 Springfield rifles. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-79984-28
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