Naval History and Heritage Command

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NH 95557 Battle of Midway, June 1942

Photo #: NH 95557 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), is parked on board 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 included Ensign George H. Goldsmith, pilot, and Radioman 1st Class James W. Patterson, Jr. Note damage to the horizontal tail and dual stripes painted on the fin. Courtesy of the U.S. Naval Institute, 1984. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
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