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Battle of Midway, June 1942 | by Pacific Eagles
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Battle of Midway, June 1942

Japanese heavy cruiser Mikuma, photographed from a USS Enterprise (CV-6) SBD aircraft during the afternoon of 6 June 1942, after she had been bombed by planes from Enterprise and USS Hornet (CV-8). Note her shattered midships structure, torpedo dangling from the after port side tubes and wreckage atop her number four eight-inch gun turret. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

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Uploaded on September 28, 2015