WWII Pacific Battle of Midway

The U.S. aircraft carrier Yorktown, left, and other fighting ships of the U.S. task force in the Pacific, throw up an umbrella of anti-aircraft fire to fight off a squadron of Japanese torpedo planes attacking the carrier during the Battle of Midway, June 4, 1942. A small column of smoke, far left, rises from a Japanese plane that was shot down near the carrier. (AP Photo)

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