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.
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.