The World War II Photo of the Week
for 6 August 2001
|Wall of Flak ...
The U. S. aircraft carrier Yorktown (left) and escort ships throw up an umbrella of antiaircraft fire as Japanese torpedo planes attack the carrier during the Battle of Midway. A column of smoke (circled) rises from a Japanese plane that crashed into the sea. AP Wirephoto, released on July 14, 1942 (some five weeks after the action depicted), from the Webmaster's collection.