File:Aerial view of the Japanese aircraft carrier Sōryū evading an air attack on 4 June 1942 (fsa.8e00397).jpg

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English: Aerial photograph of the Japanese aircraft carrier Sōryū and its circular wake during the Battle of Midway. The ship was circling as an evasion maneuver while under attack from United States Army Air Forces Boeing B-17E Flying Fortress bombers from Midway Island, shortly after 08:00h, 4 June 1942. This attack resulted in near misses, but no hits.
The circular wake is approximately 1,160 meters (0.72 miles) in diameter.
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This photograph is also posted by the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command USAF-ID-4845.
Author United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
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Japanese aircraft carrier Sōryū underway during Battle of Midway on 4 June 1942.jpg

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current20:26, 22 October 2009Thumbnail for version as of 20:26, 22 October 20093,436 × 3,154 (1.61 MB)Cobatforlarger LOC photo
11:46, 29 October 2005Thumbnail for version as of 11:46, 29 October 2005740 × 591 (162 KB)IgiveupBattle of Midway, June 1942 Japanese aircraft carrier Soryu circles while under high-level bombing attack by USAAF B-17 bombers from the Midway base, shortly after 8AM, 4 June 1942. This attack produced near misses, but no hits. U.S. Air Force Photograp

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