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Shokaku under attack by USS Yorktown CV-5 planes 8 May 1942

Photo #: 80-G-17031

Battle of Coral Sea, May 1942

Japanese aircraft carrier Shokaku under attack by USS Yorktown (CV-5) planes, during the morning of 8 May 1942. Flames are visible from a bomb hit on her forecastle.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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