The Battle of Midway: 8 of 8: The Naval Institute Guide to the U.S. Navy's Greatest Victory, by Thomas C. Hone (Editor)

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Yorktown at the moment of impact of a torpedo from a Nakajima B5N of Lieutenant Hashimoto's 2nd chūtai[113]

USN, photographed from USS Pensacola (CA-24) - Official U.S. Navy Photograph 80-G-414423, U.S. National Archives.

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 4 June, 1942. Yorktown is heeling to port and is seen at a different aspect than in other views taken by USS Pensacola (CA-24), indicating that this is the second of the two torpedo hits she received. Note very heavy anti-aircraft fire.

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The Battle of Midway: 8 of 8: The Naval Institute Guide to the U.S. Navy's Greatest Victory, by Thomas C. Hone (Editor)

https://www.amazon.com/Battle-Midway-Institute-Greatest-Victory/dp/168247030X/ref=sr1fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1545001244&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=Thomas+Hone+editor+Midway

The Battle of Midway, commemorated annually in the U.S. Navy, warrants close attention. This Naval Institute guide includes some of the most vibrant and informed accounts by individuals who fought on both sides of the June 1942 battle. The anthology pulls together memoirs, articles, excerpts from other Naval Institute Press books, and relevant government documents to help readers understand what happened and explain why the battle was so significant to the naval service. It also includes selections from several important Naval Institute oral histories. From the enlisted man's perspective to the admiral's, for both Americans and Japanese, The Battle of Midway ensures that readers see the U.S. Navy's greatest victory as the participants experienced it.