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NH 95574 Battle of Midway, June 1942

Photo #: NH 95574  Battle of Midway, June 1942
Description: USS Benham (DD-397), with 720 survivors of USS Yorktown on board, closes USS Portland (CA-33) at about 1900 hrs, 4 June 1942. A report of unidentified aircraft caused Benham to break away before transferring any of the survivors to the cruiser and they remained on board her until the following morning. Note Benham's oil-stained sides. The abandoned Yorktown is in the right distance. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
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