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Photo #: 80-G-287970

Loss of USS Princeton (CVL-23), 24 October 1944

Princeton burning soon after she was hit by a Japanese bomb while operating off the Philippines on 24 October 1944. This view, taken from USS South Dakota (BB-57) at about 1001 hrs., shows the large smoke column passing aft following a heavy explosion in the carrier's hangar deck.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

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