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USS Yorktown (CV-5) is hit on the port side, amidships, by a Japanese Type 91 aerial torpedo during the mid-afternoon attack by planes from the carrier Hiryu, in the Battle of Midway, on June 4, 1942. Photographed from USS Pensacola (CA-24). Yorktown is heeling to port and is seen at a different aspect than in other views taken by Pensacola, indicating that this is the second of the two torpedo hits she received. Note very heavy anti-aircraft fire.

Background notes: USS Yorktown (CV-5)
Deutsch: Der Flugzeugträger USS Yorktown (CV-5), auch The Fighting Lady genannt, fuhr Einsätze während des Zweiten Weltkriegs und wurde besonders berühmt durch die Teilnahme an der Schlacht im Korallenmeer und der Schlacht um Midway im Pazifikkrieg.
日本語: ヨークタウン(USS Yorktown, CV-5)は、米海軍の航空母艦。ヨークタウン級航空母艦のネームシップ。

Background notes: Battle of Midway
日本語: ミッドウェー海戦(日本側作戦名 MI作戦)は第二次世界大戦中の昭和17年(1942年)6月5日(アメリカ標準時では6月4日)から7日にかけて、大日本帝国海軍がミッドウェー諸島沖でアメリカ軍に初めて敗北した戦闘である。
한국어: 미드웨이 해전은 1942년 6월 5일(미국 시간 6월 4일) 태평양의 전략 요충지인 미드웨이 섬을 공격하려던 일본 항모전단이 미국의 공격에 의해 궤멸되어 태평양 전쟁의 판도를 바꾼 해전.
Русский: Сражение у атолла Мидуэй (англ. Battle of Midway) состоялось 4 июня 1942 года. Военно-морские силы США одержали верх над объединённым флотом Японии, атаковавшим атолл Мидуэй, обозначив тем самым поворотную точку в войне на Тихом океане.
中文 : 中途岛海战于1942年6月4日展开,是第二次世界大战的一场重要战役。美国海军不仅在此战役中成功地击退了日本海军对中途环礁的攻击,还因此得到了太平洋战区的主动权,所以这场仗可说是太平洋战区的转捩点。

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