USS Yorktown's final hours
6 June 1942: As the Yorktown is reboarded in an attempt to save her she and the USS Hammann receive devastating blows from a Japanese torpedo attack
The Battle of Midway had yet to be fully played out.
Captain Buckmaster of the USS Yorktown had ordered abandoned ship on the 4th June. When the Yorktown continued to float he asked for volunteers to reboard her. Among those who volunteered was Yorktown’s photographers mate Bill Roy.
Early on the 6th June the …
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