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The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CV-6) heels over violently during the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, 24 August 1942. A fire fed by burning powder flares brightly in her Group 3 12.7 cm (5") gun gallery (starboard-side aft), set off by a Japanese bomb that killed 38 men.

Date 24 August 1942
Source Official U.S. Navy photo NH 97778 (cropped) from the U.S. Navy Naval History and Heritage Command
Author US Government
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