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The plane crashes into ESSEX on the port side of her forward flight deck. The damage was not severe, but 15 crewmen were killed. The CLEVELAND-class cruiser behind ESSEX is SANTA FE CL-60. -U.S. Navy photo in NARA collection


The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) burning on 11 May 1945. The Cleveland-class cruiser USS Pasadena (CL-65) is visible o...