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English: 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.
Depicted place Battle of the Coral Sea
Date
Photographer Unknown
Unknown author
institution QS:P195,Q3250126
Accession number 80-G-16651
Source U.S. Navy photo 80-G-16651

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US Navy Naval History and Heritage Command logo 2014.png This image is available from the Naval History and Heritage Command under the digital ID 80-G-16651.
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current15:06, 26 August 2018Thumbnail for version as of 15:06, 26 August 20181,280 × 1,003 (152 KB)HohumClearer version
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19:44, 11 October 2007Thumbnail for version as of 19:44, 11 October 2007740 × 593 (92 KB)Felix Stember{{Information |Description=Battle of the Coral Sea, May 1942. A "mushroom cloud" rises after a heavy explosion on board USS Lexington (CV-2), 8 May 1942. This is probably the "great explosion" from the detonation of torpedo warheads stowed in the starboar

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