America in WWII (June 2012)

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Sims broke in half and sank. Neosho’s anti-aircraft guns claimed at least three raiders, but the oiler was hit with seven bombs and mortally wounded (and scuttled on May 11). The raiders continued to scour the area for American carriers but found none. , American scouts had located what was thought to be the main Japanese carrier force, steaming south directly toward the north-bound American fleet, just out of range of Fletcher’s air groups. M. and then ordered a strike from Lexington. At 9:44 a second wave launched from Yorktown.

At 9:44 a second wave launched from Yorktown. Spooked by sightings by US observation planes, the Port Moresby–bound Japanese invasion fleet came about and headed north, away from the action. The action found them, anyway, and 93 American planes attacked the Shoho, which had just landed its combat air patrol and was preparing a strike against Task Force 17. ‘Scratch One Flattop’ THE AMERICAN DIVE-BOMBERS attacked at 11:10. A Zero quickly knocked down two of them. At 11:18 Dauntless squadron VB-2 pierced Shoho’s flight deck with two 1,000-pound bombs, starting fires and explosions on the hangar deck.

McClusky ordered the Enterprise’s Bombing 6 to attack Kaga and Scouting 6 to target Akagi, while he and his wingmen—the first 3 of 27 Dauntlesses—tipped over and dove on Kaga, whose crew failed to spot them until they were already in their dives. The pilot of a nearby Devastator dive and took his two wingmen north after Akagi. Commander Mitsuo Fuchida, who was recovering from appendicitis on the Akagi, recalled: The first Zero fighter gathered speed and whizzed off the deck. ’ I looked up to see three black enemy planes plummeting toward our ship.

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