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Destroyers assist with the abandonment of USS Lexington CV-2

Photo #: 80-G-11915

Battle of the Coral Sea, May 1942

Destroyers assist with the abandonment of USS Lexington (CV-2), during the afternoon of 8 May 1942.
See Photo # 80-G-7403 for a virtually identical view, cropped less tightly.

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


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  • donald m faught on 2012-Jun-13 20:01:21 donald m faught said

    my grandfather was on that ship i have pictures call at 573-481-2026
  • Harold C Anderson on 2017-Aug-01 19:37:29 Harold C Anderson said

    looking for survivors of the uss Lexington cv-2 and my father in law Harold C {Andy} Anderson who was on ship when sank who is still alive today at 93 years of age. Looking for any survivors, He was plane handling crew and when lex went down was picked up the uss New orleans and assigned to bombing six to go on enterprise in San Diego and then became a chasu-2 outfit, then south to guadal canal New Georgia Islands .

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