Battle of Midway, June 1942
Burning oil tanks on Sand Island, Midway, following the Japanese air attack delivered on the morning of 4 June 1942. These tanks were located near what was then the southern shore of Sand Island. This view looks inland from the vicinity of the beach. Three Laysan Albatross (Gooney Bird) chicks are visible in the foreground. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.