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Forward main guns of Gleaves-class destroyer USS Aaron Ward in Gravesend Bay, New York Harbor, 15 May 1942. The guns are single-mount 5”/38 caliber dual purpose guns in enclosed turrets. Note the 5” powder canisters alongside.Hornet in South Pacific, 15 May 1942, a week after the Battle of Coral Sea and the day before she was recalled to Pearl Harbor to prepare for the Battle of Midway.
Forward main guns of Gleaves-class destroyer USS Aaron Ward in Gravesend Bay, New York Harbor, 15 May 1942. The guns are single-mount 5”/38 caliber dual purpose guns in enclosed turrets. Note the 5” powder canisters alongside.Hornet in South Pacific, 15 May 1942, a week after the Battle of Coral Sea and the day before she was recalled to Pearl Harbor to prepare for the Battle of Midway.
TBD Devastator torpedo bomber on the flight deck of USS Hornet, circa 15 May 1942
TBD Devastator torpedo bomber on the flight deck of USS Hornet, circa 15 May 1942


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