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Lexington under attack during Battle of Coral Sea, photographed by a Japanese pilot, 8 May 1942; destroyer Phelps at bottom of photoLexington under dive bomber attack during Battle of Coral Sea, shortly before noon on 8 May 1942Lexington underway as seen from Yorktown, whose flight deck edge and aircraft can be seen at bottom of photo, Battle of Coral Sea, 8 May 1942Lexington underway, Battle of Coral Sea, morning of 8 May 1942
Lexington under attack during Battle of Coral Sea, photographed by a Japanese pilot, 8 May 1942; destroyer Phelps at bottom of photoLexington under dive bomber attack during Battle of Coral Sea, shortly before noon on 8 May 1942Lexington underway as seen from Yorktown, whose flight deck edge and aircraft can be seen at bottom of photo, Battle of Coral Sea, 8 May 1942Lexington underway, Battle of Coral Sea, morning of 8 May 1942
LexingtonMushroom cloud rose above USS Lexington after an explosion, 8 May 1942; carrier Yorktown on horizon and destroyer Hammann to the left of photographSurvivors of USS Lexington rescued by a cruiser, Battle of Coral Sea, 8 May 1942Torpedo damage on Lexington, 8 May 1942
Lexington's crew prepared to abandon ship, about 1700 on 8 May 1942Mushroom cloud rose above USS Lexington after an explosion, 8 May 1942; carrier Yorktown on horizon and destroyer Hammann to the left of photographSurvivors of USS Lexington rescued by a cruiser, Battle of Coral Sea, 8 May 1942Torpedo damage on Lexington, 8 May 1942
USS Lexington (Lexington-class) underway during the Battle of the Coral Sea early on 8 May 1942. Perhaps the last photo while still in operational status before torpedoes and bombs forced her to be abandonedUSS Lexington burning as she was being abandoned, 8 May 1942, photo 1 of 2; note USS Chester and other warships nearbyUSS Lexington burning as she was being abandoned, 8 May 1942, photo 2 of 2; note USS Chester and other warships nearbyUSS Lexington
USS Lexington (Lexington-class) underway during the Battle of the Coral Sea early on 8 May 1942. Perhaps the last photo while still in operational status before torpedoes and bombs forced her to be abandonedUSS Lexington burning as she was being abandoned, 8 May 1942, photo 1 of 2; note USS Chester and other warships nearbyUSS Lexington burning as she was being abandoned, 8 May 1942, photo 2 of 2; note USS Chester and other warships nearbyUSS Lexington's crewmen sliding down lines into a destroyer as the carrier was being abandoned, 8 May 1942, photo 1 of 2
USS LexingtonView of Lexington
USS Lexington's crewmen sliding down lines into a destroyer as the carrier was being abandoned, 8 May 1942, photo 2 of 2View of Lexington's flight deck during Battle of Coral Sea, at 1500 on 8 May 1942

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