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NH 100740 Battle of Midway, June 1942

Photo #: NH 100740 Battle of Midway, June 1942
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Description: Battle of Midway, June 1942 A Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless scout bomber (Bureau # 4542), of USS Enterprise's Bombing Squadron Six (VB-6), on USS Yorktown (CV-5) after landing at about 1140 hrs on 4 June 1942. This plane, damaged during the attack on the Japanese aircraft carrier Kaga that morning, landed on Yorktown as it was low on fuel. It was later lost with the carrier. Its crew, Ensign George H. Goldsmith, pilot, and Radioman 1st Class James W. Patterson, Jr., are still in the cockpit. Note damage to the horizontal tail. Courtesy of Kent Walters and Robert J. Cressman. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
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