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Repairs on USS Yorktown (CV-5)

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USS Astoria (CA-34) steams by USS Yorktown (CV-5), shortly after the carrier had been hit by three Japanese bombs on June 4, 1942. Dense smoke is from fires in Yorktown‘s uptakes, caused by a bomb that punctured them and knocked out her boilers. Taken from the starboard side of the flight deck, just in front of the forward 5“/38 gun gallery. Man with hammer at right is probably covering a bomb entry hole in the forward elevator. Note arresting gear cables and forward palisade elements on the flight deck; CXAM radar antenna, large national ensign and YE homing beacon antenna atop the foremast; 5“ dual-purpose guns, .50 caliber and 1.1“ antiaircraft guns manned and ready at left. Note open sights on the guns and splinter shield plates, fastened together with bolts. Projecting bars beyond the gun barrels are aircraft parking outriggers.
Image Filename wwii1300.jpg
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Image Dimensions 1398 x 765
Photographer Roy, William G.
Photographer Title Photographer‘s Mate 2rd Class
Caption Author Jason McDonald
Date Photographed June 04, 1942
Location Flight Deck Panorama
City USS Yorktown (CV-5)
State or Province Battle of Midway
Country Oceania
Archive United States Naval Historical Center
Record Number
Status Caption ©2007, ©2024 MFA Productions LLC
Image in the Public Domain

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