|Caption||Surviviors of Hiryu aboard USS Ballard, Jun 1942 ww2dbase|
|Source||ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives|
|Photos on Same Day||10 Jun 1942|
|Added By||C. Peter Chen|
|Added Date||7 Sep 2006|
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|Licensing||Public Domain. According to the US National Archives, as of 21 Jul 2010:
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15 Nov 2013 10:13:08 AM
LUCKY TO BE ALIVE:
Group of 35 sailors from the Hiryu's engineering section that were left behind, as the carrier was abandoned. They took to a lifeboat before the ship sank on June 5th 1942 and spent two weeks at sea until rescued by the US Navy. Later sent to
Pearl Harbor as POWs.