World War II: Battle of Midway and the Aleutian Campaign - In Focus - The damaged carrier USS Yorktown on her way to port during the battle of Midway june 4, 1942, however she never made it as she was sunk after a torpedo hit from a Japanese submarine. by lena
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lena World War II: Battle of Midway and the Aleutian Campaign - In Focus - The damaged carrier USS Yorktown on her way to port during the battle of Midway june 4, 1942, however she never made it as she was sunk after a torpedo hit from a Japanese submarine.
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USS Yorktown (CV-5) was an aircraft carrier commissioned in the United States Navy from 1937 until she was sunk at the Battle of Midway in June 1942. She was named after the Battle of Yorktown in 1781 and the lead ship of the Yorktown class which was designed after lessons learned from operations with the large converted battlecruiser Lexington class and the smaller purpose-built Ranger. by lena
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lena USS Yorktown (CV-5) was an aircraft carrier commissioned in the United States Navy from 1937 until she was sunk at the Battle of Midway in June 1942. She was named after the Battle of Yorktown in 1781 and the lead ship of the Yorktown class which was designed after lessons learned from operations with the large converted battlecruiser Lexington class and the smaller purpose-built Ranger.
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Crew of carrier USS Yorktown fighting a fire during the Battle of Midway, 4 Jun 1942. (US Navy photo) by lena
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lena Crew of carrier USS Yorktown fighting a fire during the Battle of Midway, 4 Jun 1942. (US Navy photo)
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The Japanese carrier Hiryu maneuvers to avoid bombs dropped by Army Air Forces B-17 Flying Fortresses during the Battle of Midway, on June 4, 1942. (NARA) by josephine
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josephine The Japanese carrier Hiryu maneuvers to avoid bombs dropped by Army Air Forces B-17 Flying Fortresses during the Battle of Midway, on June 4, 1942. (NARA)
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The I-27 was a type B1 submarine of The Imperial Japanese Navy which saw service during the Pacific Campaign of World War II. She was commissioned at Sasebo, Japan on February 24, 1942. On May 18, 1942, I-27 embarks a HA-14, a Type A midget submarine and its crew from submarine carrier CHIYODA. She departs Truk with I-22 and I-24 on her second war patrol to participate in the attack on Sydney. by lena
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lena The I-27 was a type B1 submarine of The Imperial Japanese Navy which saw service during the Pacific Campaign of World War II. She was commissioned at Sasebo, Japan on February 24, 1942. On May 18, 1942, I-27 embarks a HA-14, a Type A midget submarine and its crew from submarine carrier CHIYODA. She departs Truk with I-22 and I-24 on her second war patrol to participate in the attack on Sydney.
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Battle of Midway: Wrecked Japanese cruiser Mikuma, photographed on the afternoon of 7 June 1942. by josephine
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josephine Battle of Midway: Wrecked Japanese cruiser Mikuma, photographed on the afternoon of 7 June 1942.
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Douglas SBD 'Dauntless' dive bomber balanced on nose after crash landing on carrier flight deck, June 21, 1943. The naval scout plane and dive bomber was manufactured between 1940 and 1944. It's best remembered for being the bomber that delivered fatal blows to Japanese carriers during the Battle of Midway in 1942 by marcia
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marcia Douglas SBD 'Dauntless' dive bomber balanced on nose after crash landing on carrier flight deck, June 21, 1943. The naval scout plane and dive bomber was manufactured between 1940 and 1944. It's best remembered for being the bomber that delivered fatal blows to Japanese carriers during the Battle of Midway in 1942
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Destroyer USS Hammann sinking, 6 Jun 1942, seen from USS Yorktown. Battle of Midway. (US National Archives) by lena
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lena Destroyer USS Hammann sinking, 6 Jun 1942, seen from USS Yorktown. Battle of Midway. (US National Archives)
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June 6, 1942: The Battle of Midway begins with a predawn torpedo strike by U. S. Navy PBY Catalinas against Japanese ships, which damages an oiler. Eventually, all four Japanese carriers are destroyed. This loss causes the Japanese to cancel the Midway operation and withdraw. It is widely considered to be the turning point of World War II in the Pacific. Pictured here: Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless, which inflicted damage on Japanese aircraft carriers by maureen
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maureen June 6, 1942: The Battle of Midway begins with a predawn torpedo strike by U. S. Navy PBY Catalinas against Japanese ships, which damages an oiler. Eventually, all four Japanese carriers are destroyed. This loss causes the Japanese to cancel the Midway operation and withdraw. It is widely considered to be the turning point of World War II in the Pacific. Pictured here: Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless, which inflicted damage on Japanese aircraft carriers
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Novemebr 28, 1944 - USS Archerfish (SS 311) sinks Japanese carrier Shinano on her maiden voyage 160 nautical miles southwest of Tokyo Bay. Shinano is the largest warship sunk by any combatant submarines during World War II. by lena
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lena Novemebr 28, 1944 - USS Archerfish (SS 311) sinks Japanese carrier Shinano on her maiden voyage 160 nautical miles southwest of Tokyo Bay. Shinano is the largest warship sunk by any combatant submarines during World War II.
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Ship- USS Lexington CV2. The Lady Lex as she was called also had a sister ship the Saratoga. The Lexington was sunk at the Battle of Coral Sea in May of 1942. by lena
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lena Ship- USS Lexington CV2. The Lady Lex as she was called also had a sister ship the Saratoga. The Lexington was sunk at the Battle of Coral Sea in May of 1942.
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Ernest Edwin Evans: A Cherokee/Creek during the Battle for Leyte Gulf, 24-26 October 1944, Commander of the USS Johnston, he formed a part of the screen for escort aircraft carriers of the SEVENTH Fleet which on 25 October encountered off Samar the Center Force of the Japanese Fleet after it had transited San Bernardino Strait during the night of 24-25 October. The USS Johnston waged a gallant fight against heavy Japanese fleet units but was sunk by the enemy ships. by mai
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mai Ernest Edwin Evans: A Cherokee/Creek during the Battle for Leyte Gulf, 24-26 October 1944, Commander of the USS Johnston, he formed a part of the screen for escort aircraft carriers of the SEVENTH Fleet which on 25 October encountered off Samar the Center Force of the Japanese Fleet after it had transited San Bernardino Strait during the night of 24-25 October. The USS Johnston waged a gallant fight against heavy Japanese fleet units but was sunk by the enemy ships.
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Ensign George Gay (right), sole survivor of VT-8 at Midway, standing beside his TBD Devastator on June 4, 1942 before the Battle of Midway. ... by josephine
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josephine Ensign George Gay (right), sole survivor of VT-8 at Midway, standing beside his TBD Devastator on June 4, 1942 before the Battle of Midway. ...
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11 Dec, 1942. The USS San Francisco, severely damaged in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal the previous month, returns to her namesake city. by maritza
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maritza 11 Dec, 1942. The USS San Francisco, severely damaged in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal the previous month, returns to her namesake city.
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The aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga (CV 14) was launched on Feb. 7, 1944 at Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company.    She was one of 24 Essex class carriers built during World War II, and the fourth to carry the name Ticonderoga, after the historic Fort Ticonderoga, which played a role in the American Revolutionary War. by Wirth, L
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Wirth, L The aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga (CV 14) was launched on Feb. 7, 1944 at Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company. She was one of 24 Essex class carriers built during World War II, and the fourth to carry the name Ticonderoga, after the historic Fort Ticonderoga, which played a role in the American Revolutionary War.
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WORLD WAR II. The Pacific Campaign. April 1945. The Battle of Okinawa (Japanese island). US soldier. by aline
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aline WORLD WAR II. The Pacific Campaign. April 1945. The Battle of Okinawa (Japanese island). US soldier.
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Escort carrier USS Gambier Bay was the only US carrier sunk by gunfire in WW2: she is shown under fire by a Japanese heavy cruiser (circled) off Samar in October 1944: a rare instance of opposing vessels appearing in the same photo. In the foreground aircrew from sister USS Kikun Bay hurriedly scramble. by mai
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mai Escort carrier USS Gambier Bay was the only US carrier sunk by gunfire in WW2: she is shown under fire by a Japanese heavy cruiser (circled) off Samar in October 1944: a rare instance of opposing vessels appearing in the same photo. In the foreground aircrew from sister USS Kikun Bay hurriedly scramble.
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The aircraft carrier USS Franklin listing heavily after having been hit and set afire by a single Japanese dive bomber, during the Okinawa invasion, on March 19, 1945, off the coast of Honshu, Japan. More than 800 aboard were killed, with survivors valiantly fighting fires and making enough repairs to save the ship. by mai
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mai The aircraft carrier USS Franklin listing heavily after having been hit and set afire by a single Japanese dive bomber, during the Okinawa invasion, on March 19, 1945, off the coast of Honshu, Japan. More than 800 aboard were killed, with survivors valiantly fighting fires and making enough repairs to save the ship.
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The sinking of the Italian submarine Cobalto, 12 August, 1942. A photograph taken from HMS Ithuriel showing the Cobalto passing down the destroyer’s port side after she had been rammed. by eleanor
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eleanor The sinking of the Italian submarine Cobalto, 12 August, 1942. A photograph taken from HMS Ithuriel showing the Cobalto passing down the destroyer’s port side after she had been rammed.
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Carrier U.S.S. Hornet at the Battle of Midway, WWII by josephine
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josephine Carrier U.S.S. Hornet at the Battle of Midway, WWII
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USS Oriskany – nicknamed Mighty O, The O-boat, and Toasted O – was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers completed during or shortly after World War II for the United States Navy in 1945. It was sunk off Pensacola in May 2006. by Wirth, L
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Wirth, L USS Oriskany – nicknamed Mighty O, The O-boat, and Toasted O – was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers completed during or shortly after World War II for the United States Navy in 1945. It was sunk off Pensacola in May 2006.
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HMS Hood sank on 24 May 1941 after being hit by several shells fired by the Bismark during the Battle of Denmark Strait, one of the fiercest naval encounters of the war by sandy
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sandy HMS Hood sank on 24 May 1941 after being hit by several shells fired by the Bismark during the Battle of Denmark Strait, one of the fiercest naval encounters of the war
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A Japanese Aichi D3A1 Val bomber over Sand Island, Midway Islands, 4 June 1942. Note the tracer to the right of the plane. by josephine
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josephine A Japanese Aichi D3A1 Val bomber over Sand Island, Midway Islands, 4 June 1942. Note the tracer to the right of the plane.
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Tony Curtis  enlisted in the United States Navy after the attack on Pearl Harbor and war was declared. After being inspired by Cary Grant’s role in Destination Tokyo and Tyrone Power in Crash Dive (1943), he joined the Pacific submarine force. Curtis served aboard a submarine tender, the USS Proteus until the end of the Second World War. On September 2, 1945, Curtis witnessed the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay from his ship’s signal bridge about a mile away. by celia
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celia Tony Curtis enlisted in the United States Navy after the attack on Pearl Harbor and war was declared. After being inspired by Cary Grant’s role in Destination Tokyo and Tyrone Power in Crash Dive (1943), he joined the Pacific submarine force. Curtis served aboard a submarine tender, the USS Proteus until the end of the Second World War. On September 2, 1945, Curtis witnessed the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay from his ship’s signal bridge about a mile away.
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Anna Frank (1929-1945). Her famous diary chronicles the events of her life from June 1942 until 1944, during the II World War. by christa
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christa Anna Frank (1929-1945). Her famous diary chronicles the events of her life from June 1942 until 1944, during the II World War.
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Navy dog Judy earned her Dickin Medal after suffering harsh Japanese treatment as the only official canine prisoner of war during World War II. The English Pointer also helped save the crew of gunboat HMS Grasshopper by finding water after the stricken boat was marooned on an Indonesian island in 1942. by sonia
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sonia Navy dog Judy earned her Dickin Medal after suffering harsh Japanese treatment as the only official canine prisoner of war during World War II. The English Pointer also helped save the crew of gunboat HMS Grasshopper by finding water after the stricken boat was marooned on an Indonesian island in 1942.
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Submarine U-111 in New London. :: Connecticut History Online  Description 	Starboard view of submarine U 111, photographed at wharf in New London after World War I. A painted sign reading "CENTRAL VERMONT/ FREIGHT STATION" can be seen on the side of a building behind the submarine. Notes 	Title supplied by cataloger The U-111 was a former German submarine that visited U.S. ports in a Victory Bond campaign. She was later used as a gunnery target by fanny
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fanny Submarine U-111 in New London. :: Connecticut History Online Description Starboard view of submarine U 111, photographed at wharf in New London after World War I. A painted sign reading "CENTRAL VERMONT/ FREIGHT STATION" can be seen on the side of a building behind the submarine. Notes Title supplied by cataloger The U-111 was a former German submarine that visited U.S. ports in a Victory Bond campaign. She was later used as a gunnery target
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Five kamikazes hit the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid during the Battle of Leyte Gulf on November 25, 1944. The fireball from one of these attacking suicide planes can be clearly seen in this historical picture. Fred Sauer was aboard the “flat-top”. Photo provided by mai
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mai Five kamikazes hit the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid during the Battle of Leyte Gulf on November 25, 1944. The fireball from one of these attacking suicide planes can be clearly seen in this historical picture. Fred Sauer was aboard the “flat-top”. Photo provided
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The Bismarck in Battle    The Bismarck in Battle. This photo is the most well known of the battleship Bismarck and one the most famous of World War II as well. It was taken from the Prinz Eugen sometime between 0607 and 0609 hours on 24 May 1941. By then the Hood had already been sunk and the Bismarck hit on her bows. The after turrets "Cдsar" and "Dora" are firing against the Prince of Wales in one of the last salvoes of the battle. by sandy
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sandy The Bismarck in Battle The Bismarck in Battle. This photo is the most well known of the battleship Bismarck and one the most famous of World War II as well. It was taken from the Prinz Eugen sometime between 0607 and 0609 hours on 24 May 1941. By then the Hood had already been sunk and the Bismarck hit on her bows. The after turrets "Cдsar" and "Dora" are firing against the Prince of Wales in one of the last salvoes of the battle.
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History in Action: After this, siblings could not serve together on the same ship of mission. The Sullivan brothers on USS Juneau (Joseph, Francis, Albert, Madison and George Sullivan (from left to right)) pictured on the 14 February 1942. All served on the USS Juneau. None survived their ship being torpedoed at the battle of Guadalcanal Nov. 12-13, 1942. by claudine
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claudine History in Action: After this, siblings could not serve together on the same ship of mission. The Sullivan brothers on USS Juneau (Joseph, Francis, Albert, Madison and George Sullivan (from left to right)) pictured on the 14 February 1942. All served on the USS Juneau. None survived their ship being torpedoed at the battle of Guadalcanal Nov. 12-13, 1942.
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USS Orca (AVP-49) was a United States Navy seaplane tender in commission from 1944 to 1947 and from 1951 to 1960. She saw service during the latter stages of World War II and during the Cold War. #9A by sarahx
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sarahx USS Orca (AVP-49) was a United States Navy seaplane tender in commission from 1944 to 1947 and from 1951 to 1960. She saw service during the latter stages of World War II and during the Cold War. #9A
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