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A Japanese Nakajima B5N2 Kate torpedo aircraft (visible just above and to the right of carrier's island) drops a torpedo (splash at lower right) that will hit the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8) and cause fatal damage on 26 October 1942.

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Nov. 22, 2013) Two E-2C Hawkeyes, previously assigned to the “Liberty Bells” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115, fly past the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz and George Washington strike groups performed a plane swap between VAW 117 and VAW 115. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Siobhana R. McEwen/Released)

USS TICONDEROGA viewed from ESSEX CV-9 shortly after her fires have been extinguished. Note the wrecked plane aboard ESSEX at right. -U.S. Navy photo in NARA record group 80-G-273056