Photo #: 80-G-312019
Battle of Midway, June 1942
USS Astoria (CA-34) steams by USS Yorktown (CV-5), shortly after the carrier had been hit by three Japanese bombs on 4 June 1942. Dense smoke is from fires in Yorktown's uptakes.
Taken by Photographer 2rd Class William G. Roy from the starboard side of the flight deck, just in front of the forward 5"/38 gun gallery. Both guns are manned and ready. Projecting bars beyond the gun barrels are aircraft parking outriggers. Note open sights on the guns and splinter shield plates, fastened together with bolts.
This view forms a panorama with Photo # 80-G-312018.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
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Originally posted 23 March 1999
Coding updated 14 October 2001