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NH 95576 Battle of Midway, June 1942

Photo #: NH 95576  Battle of Midway, June 1942
Description: USS Yorktown (CV-5) capsized and sinking, just after dawn on 7 June 1942, as seen from an accompanying destroyer. The ship has rolled over to port, exposing the turn of her starboard bilge, with a large torpedo hole amidships severing the forward bilge keel. Yorktown's forefoot is in the center foreground. The forward starboard corner of her flight deck is near the sea surface at extreme right, with the bow Landing Signal Officer platform extending upward from it. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
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