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Shoho under attack 7 May 1942

Photo #: 80-G-17024

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 Lexington (CV-2) plane.

A TBD-1 torpedo plane is visible at right, beyond the large splash.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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