Abandoning Ship: USS Yorktown and the Battle of Midway

From the former Greatest Generation Exhibit Theater. The USS Yorktown was struck and the commander ordered it to be abandoned. Veterans tell their stories of this experience.

9 thoughts on “Abandoning Ship: USS Yorktown and the Battle of Midway

  1. Bill Bright says:

    U.S.S. Vireo A M – 52 was towing Yorktown when she was hit by enemy sub torpedos.

    Her valiant efforts throughout the war a picture of the fighting spirit of U.S. Navy.

  2. Phoenix Flames says:

    God bless Yorktown,hornet and their crew

  3. Were the 1000s on deckworkers put on the USS Yorktown to rush repairs before midway, still on the ship before battle? Is that why the Japanese thought the Yorktown which was hit at first, wasnt the same carrier they hit at first?

  4. zane powell says:

    I thought the Yorktown was moored in Charleston SC

  5. FRAGIORGIO1 says:

    Today is June 7th, 2020, and I recall the Yorktown and her heroic crew on this day she went down. God bless the men still living and the dead and their families !

  6. Red I pad says:

    I have been on the Yorktown before

  7. WayGroovy says:

    Can I get a clear image from the crew photo at 3 minutes please?

  8. James Stephenson says:

    Most pics of sinking us carriers show the lexington

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