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USS Lexington seen from Yorktown

Photo #: 80-G-16568

Battle of the Coral Sea, May 1942

USS Lexington (CV-2) with planes spotted fore and aft, photographed from USS Yorktown (CV-5).

Probably taken during the early morning of 8 May, before planes were launched to attack the Japanese carriers.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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