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Photo - U.S. Navy Douglas SBD-3 "Dauntless" dive bombers from scouting squadron VS-8 from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8) approaching the burning Japanese heavy cruiser Mikuma to make the third set of attacks on her, during the Battle of Midway, 6 June 1942. Mikuma had been hit earlier by strikes from Hornet and USS Enterprise (CV-6), leaving her dead in the water and fatally damaged. Note bombs hung beneath the SBDs. (U.S National Archives photo # 80-G-17054 a U.S. Navy photo now in the collectins ofthe U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.)
Map - Battle of Midway-deployment - (Koenig, William (in German) Sea Battles of World History ISBN: 978-0706404456. ISBN 0706404459 (German Version of "Epic Sea Battles" Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY-SA 3.0 DEED Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported)
|Midway Islands underway, circa 1944-1946, location unknown.
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