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File:USS Enterprise-Bat Santa Cruz.jpg


Description Enterprise and other ships of her screen in action during the Battle of Santa Cruz, 26 October 1942. One bomb is exploding off her stern, while two Japanese dive bombers are visible directly above the carrier and towards the centre of the image. A flash from the battleship South Dakota's (BB-57) anti-aircraft guns can be seen in the distance.
Date 26 October 1942
Source The book Guadalcanal: The Definitive Account of the Landmark Battle by Richard B. Frank (1990, Penguin Group), between pages 306 and 307, gives the source of the photo as the "National Archives and Records Administration".
NARA Logo created 2010.svg This media is available in the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration, cataloged under the ARC Identifier (National Archives Identifier) 520596.

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Author US Navy photo


Public domain This file is a work of a sailor or employee of the U.S. Navy, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.
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