World: The Fightingest Ship

The mighty "Y" is gone. Last week, three months and nine days after the carrier Yorktown sank near Midway, the Navy chose to announce her passing. How many men went down with "the York" the Navy did not say, but photographs of the survivors at Honolulu (see cuts) eloquently told of suffering and heroism.

At 2 p.m. on June 4, at the height of the Battle of Midway, Jap bombers found the York. Her planes had already been in furious battle. They had helped to sink three Jap carriers and were preparing to attack a...

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