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Japanese aircraft carrier Shoho burning

Photo #: 80-G-17047

Battle of Coral Sea, May 1942

Japanese aircraft carrier Shoho under attack by U.S. Navy carrier aircraft in the late morning of 7 May 1942.
A TBD "Devastator" is visible in the lower right center, and another plane can be seen in the top center.
Photographed from a USS Yorktown (CV-5) torpedo plane.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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