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As her own torpedo warheads explode aboard USS Lexington, an aircraft is blown over the side in the Battle of the Coral Sea, 8 May 1942 at 1727 hours local time. Destroyer Hammann is backing down at left.

Caption     As her own torpedo warheads explode aboard USS Lexington, an aircraft is blown over the side in the Battle of the Coral Sea, 8 May 1942 at 1727 hours local time. Destroyer Hammann is backing down at left. ww2dbase
Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
Identification Code   80-G-7413
More on...   
Battle of Coral Sea   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Hammann   Main article  Photos  
Lexington (Lexington-class)   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Minneapolis   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Photos on Same Day 8 May 1942
Photos at Same Place Pacific Ocean
Added By David Stubblebine

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
7 Sep 2016 10:55:10 AM

The photo was taken from the cruiser USS Minneapolis, which is seen at right.

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