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Battle of the Coral Sea | ... Vejtasa, VS-5, USS Yorktown Battle of the Coral Sea, May 4th-8th, 1942

Dive bombing on Japanese carrier Shokaku by dive bombers from carrier USS Yorktown, Battle of the Coral Sea, 8 May (US National Archives)

8th May 1942: Carrier planes clash in Battle of the Coral Sea Bombs burst near the Japanese aircraft carrier Shokaku as she was attacked by USS Yorktown (CV-5) planes in the morning of 8 May 1942. Note anti-aircraft shell burst in left center, with fragments splashing below and further left.

Bombs burst near the Japanese aircraft carrier Shokaku as she was attacked by USS Yorktown planes in the morning of 8 May Note anti-aircraft shell burst in left center, with fragments splashing below and further left.

USS Yorktown (CV-5)  American aircraft carrier Yorktown (USS Yorktown (CV-5), damaged by Japanese bombers during the battle of Midway 0n 4th June 1942. Photo taken from American heavy cruiser Astoria (USS Astoria (CA-34).

USS Yorktown American aircraft carrier Yorktown (USS Yorktown damaged by Japanese bombers during the battle of Midway June Photo taken from American heavy cruiser Astoria (USS Astoria group キリ

Yorktown class USS Hornet (CV-8) listing to starboard, shortly before going down

Yorktown class USS Hornet listing to starboard, shortly before going down

Aircraft Carrier Photo Index: USS YORKTOWN (CV-5)

Two Type 97 shipboard attack aircraft from the Japanese carrier Hiryu fly past USS Yorktown after dropping their torpedoes during the mid-afternoon attack of the Battle of Midway

The doomed [Yorktown class] USS Hornet (CV-8) is abandoned;  remaining crewmen make their way to the destroyers. Hornet is lost barely one year after commissioning.

The doomed [Yorktown class] USS Hornet is abandoned; remaining crewmen make their way to the destroyers. Hornet is lost barely one year after commissioning.

Japanese carrier Shokaku damaged after Battle of Coral Sea, Kure, Japan, between 17 May and 27 Jun 1942

[Photo] Japanese carrier Shokaku damaged after Battle of Coral Sea, Kure, Japan, between 17 May and 27 Jun 1942

Japanese carrier Shokaku damaged after Battle of Coral Sea, Kure, Japan, between 17 May and 27 Jun 1942

Damage to flight deck of carrier Shokaku, after the Battle of the Coral Sea. Judging from the stripes on the deck, probably the near the stern.

Damage to flight deck of carrier Shokaku, after the Battle of the Coral Sea. Judging from the stripes on the deck, probably near the stern.

June 6, 1942: USS Hornet CV-8, USS Atlanta CL-51 and USS New Orleans CA-32 seen following the Battle of Midway.

June 6, 1942: USS Hornet CV-8, USS Atlanta CL-51 and USS New Orleans CA-32 seen following the Battle of Midway.

June 4, 1942: At 15:30 hrs. a second F4F-4 Wildcat (3-F-5) from VF-3 (USS Yorktown CV-5), piloted by Ens. H. A. Bass USNR, lands on the USS Hornet CV-8 and again the .50 cal. machine guns open fire. Ens. Bass stated he "had forgotten to close the firing circuit switch, and had inadvertently pressed the firing key when the plane stopped suddenly". Fortunately the aircraft landed on the centerline and the bullets passed harmlessly over the deck.

June 4, 1942: At 15:30 hrs. a second F4F-4 Wildcat (3-F-5) from VF-3 (USS Yorktown CV-5), piloted by Ens. H. A. Bass USNR, lands on the USS Hornet CV-8 and again the .50 cal. machine guns open fire. Ens. Bass stated he "had forgotten to close the firing circuit switch, and had inadvertently pressed the firing key when the plane stopped suddenly". Fortunately the aircraft landed on the centerline and the bullets passed harmlessly over the deck.

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