Photo: Frank Jack Fletcher, commander of U.S. Task Force 17
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph - http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/pers-us/uspers-f/fj-fltr.htm
Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher in September 1942
Photo: Shigeyoshi Inoue, commander of the Fourth Fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy
Unknown - Scanned from: Dull, Paul S. (1978) A Battle History of the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1941-1945, Naval Institute Press, pp. p. 119 ISBN 0-87021-097-1
Photo: Japanese advances in the Southwest Pacific from December 1941 to April 1942
MacArthur's General Staff - United States Army Center of Military History. The Campaigns of MacArthur in the Pacific, Volume I. Reports of General MacArthur. Retrieved on 2006-12-08., p. 24 ()
Map of Imperial Japanese advances in the Southwest Pacific and Southeast Asia areas during the first five months of the Pacific Campaign of World War II.
Photo: A mushroom cloud rises after a heavy explosion on board the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Lexington (CV-2), 8 May 1942. This is probably the great explosion from the detonation of torpedo warheads stowed in the starboard side of the hangar, aft, that followed an explosion amidships at 1727 hrs. Note USS Yorktown (CV-5) on the horizon in the left center, and destroyer USS Hammann (DD-412) at the extreme left.
Unknown - U.S. Navy photo 80-G-16651
Photo: Midway Atoll, several months before the battle. Eastern Island (with the airfield) is in the foreground, and the larger Sand Island is in the background to the west.
Unknown - U.S. Navy photo 80-G-451086
Aerial photograph of Midway Atoll, looking just south of west across the southern side of the atoll, 24 November 1941. Eastern Island, then the site of Midway's airfield, is in the foreground. Sand Island, location of most other base facilities, is across the entrance channel.
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USS Yorktown at Pearl Harbor days before the battle
Unknown - U.S. Navy photo 80-G-13065
The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-5) in Dry Dock No. 1 at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, 29 May 1942, receiving urgent repairs for damage received in the Battle of Coral Sea. She left Pearl Harbor the next day to participate in the Battle of Midway. USS West Virginia (BB-48), sunk in the 7 December 1941 Japanese air attack, is being salvaged in the left distance.
A B-17 attack misses Hiryū; this was taken between 08:00–08:30. A Shotai of three Zeros is lined up near the bridge. This was one of several combat air patrols launched during the day.
Unknown - U.S. Navy photo USAF-3725
The Japanese aircraft carrier Hiryu maneuvers to avoid bombs dropped by USAAF Boeing B-17E Flying Fortress bombers during the Battle of Midway on 4 June 1942.
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Yorktown at the moment of impact of a torpedo from a Nakajima B5N of Lieutenant Hashimoto's 2nd chūtai
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.