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Diary June 4, 1942

USS 'Yorktown' under attack by Japanese aircraft
Aircraft carrier USS ‘Yorktown’ under attack by Japanese aircraft during the Battle of Midway. At this moment the ship is hit by a bomb near the island in the center.
WW2 War Diary for Thursday, June 4, 1942:

Sea War

Pacific – BATTLE OF MIDWAY (June 4-6): Japanese Combined Fleet attempts to lure US Pacific Fleet into trap off Midway Atoll (northwest of Hawaii), but complex battle plan completely misfires. Dauntless dive-bombers cripple carriers Akagi, Kaga, Soryu and Hiryu and 2 cruisers; Americans lose carrier Yorktown, 1 destroyer and 179 aircraft.

Air War

Germany: 132 RAF bombers attacking Bremen and dropping 246t of bombs.

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