Midway-SBDs and Mikuma
U.S. Navy Douglas SBD-3 \"Dauntless\" dive bombers from scouting squadron VS-8 from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8) approaching the burning Japanese heavy cruiser en:Mikuma to make the third set of attacks on her, during the Battle of Midway, 6 June 1942. Mikuma had been hit earlier by strikes from Hornet and USS Enterprise (CV-6), leaving her dead in the water and fatally damaged. Note bombs hung beneath the SBDs.
Source: Official U.S. Navy photo 80-G-17054; U.S. Defense Imagery photo VIRIN: HD-SN-99-02631;