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File:USS Princeton (CVL-23) 1944 10 24 1523explosion.jpg

English: The light carrier USS Princeton explodes at 1523 on 24 October 1944 - after being bombed by a Japanese aircraft during the Battle for Leyte Gulf.

The light cruiser USS Birmingham (CL-62) is visible on this side of the Princeton. Birmingham was seriously damaged in the explosion, which caused more than three hundred casualties aboard the cruiser.

[This is an official US Navy photograph, probably taken from the battleship USS South Dakota]
Date 24 October 1944
Source en:image:USS_Princeton_(CVL-23)_1944_10_24_1523explosion.jpg
Author an US Navy sailor, perhaps on USS South Dakota
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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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