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USS Franklin burning and listing after being hit by a Japanese bomb off Japan, 19 Mar 1945. Note firefighting water pouring off the hangar deck into the sea. Photo taken from USS Santa Fe.

Caption   USS Franklin burning and listing after being hit by a Japanese bomb off Japan, 19 Mar 1945. Note firefighting water pouring off the hangar deck into the sea. Photo taken from USS Santa Fe. ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
Identification Code   80-G-273882
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Franklin   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 19 Mar 1945
Photos at Same Place Pacific Ocean
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 1 Nov 2016

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Licensing  Public Domain. According to the United States copyright law (United States Code, Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105), in part, "[c]opyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States Government".



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1. Tom McKinny says:
5 Mar 2018 04:38:34 PM

Is there a resource to determine if a TBM-3, by bureau #, was on the Franklin on October 30, 1944?

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