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File:Battle of Midway (Japanese air raid).jpg


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English: Burning oil tanks on Sand Island, Midway Atoll, following the Japanese air attack delivered on the morning of 4 June 1942 during the Battle of Midway. These tanks were located near what was then the southern shore of Sand Island. This view looks inland from the vicinity of the beach. Three Laysan Albatross ( "Gooney Bird") chicks are visible in the foreground.
Date 4 June 1942
Source Official U.S. Navy photograph 80-G-17056, now in the collections of the National Archives. Also available at the National Museum of Naval Aviation
Author US Navy

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28° 12′ 0.00″ N, 177° 21′ 0.00″ E

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