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Biscayne off the Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts, United States, 7 May 1942D3A Type 99 dive bomber of either Shokaku or Zuikaku in flight, either en route to attack Neosho and Sims in morning or returning from failed scouting mission in afternoon, Battle of Coral Sea, 7 May
Biscayne off the Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts, United States, 7 May 1942D3A Type 99 dive bomber of either Shokaku or Zuikaku in flight, either en route to attack Neosho and Sims in morning or returning from failed scouting mission in afternoon, Battle of Coral Sea, 7 May
F5 photo reconnaissance aircraft on an airstrip at Amchitka, Aleutian Islands, 7 May 1942; note C-47 transport aircraft in backgroundFulmar fighters aboard HMS Formidable off Madagascar, early May 1942
F5 photo reconnaissance aircraft on an airstrip at Amchitka, Aleutian Islands, 7 May 1942; note C-47 transport aircraft in backgroundFulmar fighters aboard HMS Formidable off Madagascar, early May 1942
Map depicting the Soviet counter offensive of 6 Dec 1941-7 May 1942Shoho burning as she was attacked by aircraft, Battle of Coral Sea, 7 May 1942; note TBD-1 Devastator torpedo bomber faintly visible to the right of splash
Map depicting the Soviet counter offensive of 6 Dec 1941-7 May 1942Shoho burning as she was attacked by aircraft, Battle of Coral Sea, 7 May 1942; note TBD-1 Devastator torpedo bomber faintly visible to the right of splash
Shoho burning during Battle of Coral Sea, photographed by a torpedo bomber pilot from Yorktown, 7 May 1942Shoho burning during Battle of Coral Sea, photographed by a torpedo bomber pilot from Yorktown, 7 May 1942; note the faint outline of a TBD-1 in bottom half of photo
Shoho burning during Battle of Coral Sea, photographed by a torpedo bomber pilot from Yorktown, 7 May 1942Shoho burning during Battle of Coral Sea, photographed by a torpedo bomber pilot from Yorktown, 7 May 1942; note the faint outline of a TBD-1 in bottom half of photo
Shoho heavily damaged, late afternoon of 7 May 1942Shoho taking a hit, 7 May 1942
Shoho heavily damaged, late afternoon of 7 May 1942Shoho taking a hit, 7 May 1942
Shoho torpedoed, photographed by pilot from Lexington, Battle of Coral Sea, 7 May 1942Shoho under attack, 7 May 1942; note the TBD-1 torpedo bomber visible against the smoke
Shoho torpedoed, photographed by pilot from Lexington, Battle of Coral Sea, 7 May 1942Shoho under attack, 7 May 1942; note the TBD-1 torpedo bomber visible against the smoke
Wainwright announcing the surrender of American forces in the Philippine Islands, under supervision of a Japanese censor, Manila, Philippine Islands, 7 May 1942
Wainwright announcing the surrender of American forces in the Philippine Islands, under supervision of a Japanese censor, Manila, Philippine Islands, 7 May 1942


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