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Japanese aircraft carrier Shoho burning 7 May 1942

Photo #: 80-G-17046

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.
Photographed from a USS Yorktown (CV-5) torpedo plane.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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  • jason on 2012-Feb-29 10:21:38 jason said

    I am reading the book "Blue Skies and Blood"; this picture was mentioned as I was reading it.

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