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Aerial view of the under-construction Naval Air Station Midway, Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, 1941Aerial view of the under-construction seaplane base at Sand Island, Midway Atoll, 1941Aerial photograph of Midway Atoll, 24 Nov 1941Burned out nose section of a PBY-3 Catalina destroyed on 7 Dec 1942 at Midway by shelling from Japanese destroyers Ushio and Sazanami covering the retirement of the Pearl Harbor strike force.
Aerial view of the under-construction Naval Air Station Midway, Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, 1941Aerial view of the under-construction seaplane base at Sand Island, Midway Atoll, 1941Aerial photograph of Midway Atoll, 24 Nov 1941Burned out nose section of a PBY-3 Catalina destroyed on 7 Dec 1942 at Midway by shelling from Japanese destroyers Ushio and Sazanami covering the retirement of the Pearl Harbor strike force.
A US Navy PT Boat underway immediately off Midway Atoll, circa 1942PBY-5 Catalina of Patrol Squadron 23 on Sand Island, Midway, 1942. Note the depth bombs loaded under the wings.SB2U-3 Vindicator aircraft of US Marine Corps squadron VMSB-241 taking off from Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, circa late May 1942Aerial view of the Midway Islands and the Naval Air Station, Jun 1942 (later renamed Henderson Field). Interestingly, the air station is two different runway complexes on two different islands, but it still considered one air station.
A US Navy PT Boat underway immediately off Midway Atoll, circa 1942PBY-5 Catalina of Patrol Squadron 23 on Sand Island, Midway, 1942. Note the depth bombs loaded under the wings.SB2U-3 Vindicator aircraft of US Marine Corps squadron VMSB-241 taking off from Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, circa late May 1942Aerial view of the Midway Islands and the Naval Air Station, Jun 1942 (later renamed Henderson Field). Interestingly, the air station is two different runway complexes on two different islands, but it still considered one air station.
B-17E aircraft being serviced at Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, May-Jun 1942, photo 1 of 2B-17E aircraft being serviced at Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, May-Jun 1942, photo 2 of 2B-17E bomber of 72nd Bomb Squadron of US 5th Bomb Group, Midway Atoll, 1942B-17E bomber taking off from Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, May-Jun 1942
B-17E aircraft being serviced at Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, May-Jun 1942, photo 1 of 2B-17E aircraft being serviced at Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, May-Jun 1942, photo 2 of 2B-17E bomber of 72nd Bomb Squadron of US 5th Bomb Group, Midway Atoll, 1942B-17E bomber taking off from Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, May-Jun 1942
US Army Air Force B-17E bombers taking off from the airfield on Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, 3-4 Jun 1942Burning Japanese aircraft above Sand Island, Midway Atoll, 4 Jun 1942Burning oil tank, Sand Island, Midway Atoll, 4 Jun 1942Burning seaplane hangar, Sand Island, Midway Atoll, 4 Jun 1942
US Army Air Force B-17E bombers taking off from the airfield on Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, 3-4 Jun 1942Burning Japanese aircraft above Sand Island, Midway Atoll, 4 Jun 1942Burning oil tank, Sand Island, Midway Atoll, 4 Jun 1942Burning seaplane hangar, Sand Island, Midway Atoll, 4 Jun 1942
D3A1 carrier dive bomber in flight over Sand Island, Midway Atoll, 4 Jun 1942Eastern Island of Midway Atoll under attack, 4 Jun 1942Fatally damaged Japanese aircraft falling toward Sand Island, Midway Atoll, 4 Jun 1942; note top of a sandbag in foregroundFires and damaged buildings at Midway from Japanese bombardment during the opening of the Battle of Midway, 4 Jun 1942.
D3A1 carrier dive bomber in flight over Sand Island, Midway Atoll, 4 Jun 1942Eastern Island of Midway Atoll under attack, 4 Jun 1942Fatally damaged Japanese aircraft falling toward Sand Island, Midway Atoll, 4 Jun 1942; note top of a sandbag in foregroundFires and damaged buildings at Midway from Japanese bombardment during the opening of the Battle of Midway, 4 Jun 1942.

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