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USS Neosho AO-23 Refueling USS Yorktown CV-5 1 May 1942

Photo #: 80-G-464653

USS Neosho (AO-23)

Refueling USS Yorktown (CV-5), 1 May 1942, shortly before the Battle of Coral Sea.

Note use of Yorktown's aircraft crane to support her end of the refueling rig.

Neosho was bombed by Japanese carrier planes on 7 May 1942 and scuttled on 11 May.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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