Naval History and Heritage Command

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NH 73064 Battle of Midway, June 1942

Photo #: NH 73064  Battle of Midway, June 1942
Description: Japanese aircraft carrier Hiryu burning, shortly after sunrise on 5 June 1942, a few hours before she sank. Photographed by a plane from the carrier Hosho. Note collapsed flight deck at right. Part of the forward elevator is standing upright just in front of the island, where it had been thrown by an explosion in the hangar. Donation of Kazutoshi Hando, 1970. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.recrop
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