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Close-up view of Mogami during the Battle of Midway, showing damage, Jun 1942; photo was taken by a US Navy pilot

Caption   Close-up view of Mogami during the Battle of Midway, showing damage, Jun 1942; photo was taken by a US Navy pilot ww2dbase
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Photos on Same Day 5 Jun 1942
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 17 Sep 2011

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1. Denn says:
18 Sep 2011 08:45:48 AM

I believe this is Mikuma. Mogami's damage control officer had jettisoned his torpedoes as a precaution, while Mikuma's opted to hold on to the valuable ordnance. The extensive wreckage seen here was the result, leading to the loss of the ship. Mogami, despite the loss of her bow, lived to fight another day.
2. steve says:
1 Oct 2011 06:23:53 PM

yes this is mikuma not mogami, see pages 379-381 in shattered sword

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