Radioman: An Eyewitness Account of Pearl Harbor and World War II in the Pacific

                                      Chapter 14.  "Abandon Ship"

                         
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      Radioman: An Eyewitness Account of Pearl Harbor and World War II in the Pacific


Chapter 1  "The Tree Army"

Chapter 2  "Joining the Navy"

Chapter 3.  "Basic Training"   

Chapter 4   "The Destroyer"  

Chapter  5  "Radio School"     

Chapter 6.  "The Cruiser"

Chapter 7.  "The Submarine Base"  

Chapter 8.  "The Attack on Pearl Harbor"  

Chapter 9.  "Aftershocks"  

Chapter 10.  "The Submarine"     

Chapter 11.  "The Aircraft Carrier"        

Chapter 12.  "The Battle of Coral Sea"                 

Chapter 13.  "The Battle of Midway"                      

Chapter 14.  "Abandon Ship"                                    current page, see photos above

Chapter 15.  "Rescued at Sea"                            

Chapter 16.  "The Summer of '42"                        

Chapter 17.  "First Leave"  

Chapter 18.  "The Naval Research Laboratory"

Chapter 19.  "Cold Bay"  

Chapter 20.  "Kodiak"   

Chapter 21.  "Victory Days"

Epilogue
Yorktown (CV-5) flight deck, as seen from the bow, shortly after the attack by the Japanese carrier Hiryu's dive
bombers at Midway, June 4, 1942.

(Smoke is from behind the “island,” where bombs fell on anti-aircraft gun crews and started fires in the smokestacks.)

                Above photo illustrates Radioman, Chapter 14 ("Abandon Ship"), page 119
                                   Source of photo:  National Archives, # 80-G-312018
The hole in Yorktown's (CV-5) flight deck, 12' in diameter, was caused by a 250K bomb that exploded on
contact during the Battle of Midway, June 4, 1942.  (Partially covered bodies in background lie near
antiaircraft guns aft of the ship's "island", starboard side.)  

   Above photo illustrates Radioman, Chapter 14 ("Abandon Ship"), page 120
                Source of Photo:  US Navy/National Archives, 80-G-312020
On Yorktown's hangar deck, water hoses extinguish fires caused by bombs from the Japanese carrier planes.
The plane with obsolete marking suspended above the firefighters' heads is a TBD-1 torpedo bomber.                 
                                                     Battle of Midway, June 4. 1942.  

   Above photo illustrates Radioman, Chapter 14 ("Abandon Ship"), page 120   
             
Source of Photo:  US Navy/National Archives, 80-G-312023
At approximately 2:45 p.m., June 4, 1942, a torpedo has just exploded against Yorktown's (CV-5) port side.   
                            (Black clouds overhead are exploding shells from antiaircraft guns.)     

      
Above photo illustrates Radioman, Chapter 14 ("Abandon Ship"),  page 123
                     Source of Photo:  US Navy/National Archives, 80-G-414423
Yorktown (CV-5) is again dead in the water--and listing to port--after the second Japanese carrier
plane attack during the Battle of Midway, June 4, 1942.  

        Above photo illustrates Radioman, Chapter 14 ("Abandon Ship"), page 123
                     Source of Photo:  US Navy/National Archives, 80-G-17062
       Yorktown (CV-5) crew assembles on the listing flight deck and prepares to abandon ship.  

Structure at left is the carrier's "island"; plane in background is one of two F4F-4 "Wildcat" fighter
planes that were not refueled in time to help defend the ship during the second Japanese carrier plane
attack during the Battle of Midway, June 4, 1942.

      Above photo illustrates Radioman, Chapter 14 ("Abandon Ship"), page 124
                   Source of Photo:  US Navy/National Archives, 80-G-14384
       
Bonus Photos for All Other Chapters:
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