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SBD Dauntless aircraft landing aboard USS Hornet during the Battle of Midway, 4 Jun 1942; note Landing Signal Officer undernearth the landing aircraftSBD-2 Dauntless aircraft of US Marine Corps squadron VMSB-241 at Midway Atoll, 4 Jun 1942, photo 1 of 2; note damage sustained during attack on Hiryu
SBD Dauntless aircraft landing aboard USS Hornet during the Battle of Midway, 4 Jun 1942; note Landing Signal Officer undernearth the landing aircraftSBD-2 Dauntless aircraft of US Marine Corps squadron VMSB-241 at Midway Atoll, 4 Jun 1942, photo 1 of 2; note damage sustained during attack on Hiryu
SBD-2 Dauntless aircraft of US Marine Corps squadron VMSB-241 at Midway Atoll, 4 Jun 1942, photo 2 of 2; note damage sustained during attack on HiryuSmoke pouring out of the uptakes of the carrier USS Yorktown after being struck by Japanese bombs during the Battle of Midway, 4 Jun 1942.
SBD-2 Dauntless aircraft of US Marine Corps squadron VMSB-241 at Midway Atoll, 4 Jun 1942, photo 2 of 2; note damage sustained during attack on HiryuSmoke pouring out of the uptakes of the carrier USS Yorktown after being struck by Japanese bombs during the Battle of Midway, 4 Jun 1942.
Smoke rising from burning oil storage tanks, Midway Atoll, 4 Jun 1942Soryu circled while under attack by B-17 bombers, shortly after 0800, 4 Jun 1942
Smoke rising from burning oil storage tanks, Midway Atoll, 4 Jun 1942Soryu circled while under attack by B-17 bombers, shortly after 0800, 4 Jun 1942
Starboard side guns of Yorktown ready to fire, 4 Jun 1942; note the smoke rising from the carrier; cruiser Astoria in backgroundTBD-1 of Torpedo Squadron Six prepared to launch from Enterprise for Midway battle, 0730-0740 on 4 Jun 1942; Pensacola in right background
Starboard side guns of Yorktown ready to fire, 4 Jun 1942; note the smoke rising from the carrier; cruiser Astoria in backgroundTBD-1 of Torpedo Squadron Six prepared to launch from Enterprise for Midway battle, 0730-0740 on 4 Jun 1942; Pensacola in right background
The USS Yorktown (Yorktown-class) listing 20-degrees from damage off Midway, 4 Jun 1942. Yorktown had already been abandoned with survivors picked up by USS Hammann (right) and other escorts.Two B5N Type 97 torpedo bombers flew by carrier Yorktown and destroyer Morris, 4 Jun 1942, photo 1 of 2
The USS Yorktown (Yorktown-class) listing 20-degrees from damage off Midway, 4 Jun 1942. Yorktown had already been abandoned with survivors picked up by USS Hammann (right) and other escorts.Two B5N Type 97 torpedo bombers flew by carrier Yorktown and destroyer Morris, 4 Jun 1942, photo 1 of 2
Two B5N Type 97 torpedo bombers flew by carrier Yorktown and destroyer Morris, 4 Jun 1942, photo 2 of 2Two D3A1 carrier dive bombers from Junyo over Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska, between 1800 and 1900 hours on 4 Jun 1942
Two B5N Type 97 torpedo bombers flew by carrier Yorktown and destroyer Morris, 4 Jun 1942, photo 2 of 2Two D3A1 carrier dive bombers from Junyo over Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska, between 1800 and 1900 hours on 4 Jun 1942
US Navy Ensign Leif Larsenand rear gunner Radioman John F. Gardener in a SBD-3 Dauntles aircraft aboard USS Yorktown in the later afternoon of 4 Jun 1942US Navy personnel at Dutch Harbor, Alaksa, United States, 3-4 Jun 1942
US Navy Ensign Leif Larsenand rear gunner Radioman John F. Gardener in a SBD-3 Dauntles aircraft aboard USS Yorktown in the later afternoon of 4 Jun 1942US Navy personnel at Dutch Harbor, Alaksa, United States, 3-4 Jun 1942
US Navy pilot Lieutenant Commander John WaldronUS Navy pilot Lieutenant Commander Maxwell Leslie
US Navy pilot Lieutenant Commander John Waldron's Devastator aircraft taking off of carrier Hornet, Battle of Midway, 4 Jun 1942US Navy pilot Lieutenant Commander Maxwell Leslie's SBD aircraft crashing safely into the sea due to lack of fuel beside USS Astoria, 1348 hours, 4 Jun 1942
USS Astoria passing by USS Yorktown (foreground), 4 Jun 1942USS Yorktown underway between 0630 and 0730 hours on 4 Jun 1942; note SBD aircraft next to and forward of the island and TBD-1 aircraft to the aft
USS Astoria passing by USS Yorktown (foreground), 4 Jun 1942USS Yorktown underway between 0630 and 0730 hours on 4 Jun 1942; note SBD aircraft next to and forward of the island and TBD-1 aircraft to the aft
VB-3 Commanding Officer Lieutenant Commander Max Leslie ditched his SBD bomber near Astoria due to fuel exhaustion, Battle of Midway, 4 Jun 1942; a PBY flew nearbyView toward port side from Yorktown during Battle of Midway, mid-afternoon of 4 Jun 1942
VB-3 Commanding Officer Lieutenant Commander Max Leslie ditched his SBD bomber near Astoria due to fuel exhaustion, Battle of Midway, 4 Jun 1942; a PBY flew nearbyView toward port side from Yorktown during Battle of Midway, mid-afternoon of 4 Jun 1942

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