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A Japanese bomb explodes on the flight deck of USS Enterprise, 24 August 1942.
Note: According to the original photo caption, this explosion killed the photographer, Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Robert F. Read. However, Morison's "History of U.S. Naval Operations in World War II" (volume 5, page 97) states that Read was killed by the bomb that had earlier hit the after starboard 5"/38 gun gallery, which can be seen burning in the upper left. Morison further states that the bomb seen here exploded with a low order detonation, inflicting only minor damage.

Background notes: USS Enterprise (CV-6)
Deutsch: Der Flugzeugträger USS Enterprise (CV-6), auch The Big E genannt, war das meist dekorierte Schiff der amerikanischen Marineflotte. Er fuhr die meisten Einsätze während des Zweiten Weltkriegs und wurde besonders berühmt durch die Schlachten im Pazifikkrieg.
日本語: エンタープライズ(USS Enterprise, CV-6)は、米海軍の航空母艦。ヨークタウン級航空母艦の2番艦。
中文 : 企業號航空母艦(USS Enterprise CV-6)是美國海軍旗下第六艘航空母艦,也是美國海軍擁有的各式船艦之中,第七艘繼承「Enterprise」這名稱的船隻,綽號Big E。

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