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USS Yorktown-After being hit by dive bombers-left

Photo #: 80-G-312019

Battle of Midway, June 1942

Scene on board USS Yorktown (CV-5), shortly after she was hit by three Japanese bombs on 4 June 1942. Dense smoke is from fires in her uptakes, caused by a bomb that punctured them and knocked out her boilers.
Taken by Photographer 2rd Class William G. Roy from the starboard side of the flight deck, just in front of the forward 5\"/38 gun gallery.
5\"/38, .50 caliber and 1.1\" guns manned and ready at left.

This view forms a panorama with Photo # 80-G-312018.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.


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