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

Photo #: 80-G-13106

USS Neosho (AO-23)

A wave breaks over her main deck, engulfing the hose crew, as she refuels USS Yorktown (CV-5) in early May 1942, shortly before the Battle of Coral Sea.

Neosho was lost in that battle.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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