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File:USS Princeton (CVL-23) 1944 10 24 1.jpg

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

The light carrier USS Princeton burning soon after being 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, shows the large smoke column passing aft following a heavy explosion in the carrier's hangar deck.

[Official U.S. Navy Photograph]
Date 24 October 1944
Source en:image:USS_Princeton_(CVL-23)_1944_10_24_1.jpg
Author a sailor on USS South Dakota (BB-57)
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Public domain This file is a work of a sailor or employee of the U.S. Navy, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.
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