RARE Original WWII Battle of Coral Sea Very Large Photograph, USS Lexington-1942

RARE Original WWII Battle of Coral Sea Very Large Photograph, USS Lexington-1942
RARE Original WWII Battle of Coral Sea Very Large Photograph, USS Lexington-1942
RARE Original WWII Battle of Coral Sea Very Large Photograph, USS Lexington-1942
RARE Original WWII Battle of Coral Sea Very Large Photograph, USS Lexington-1942
RARE Original WWII Battle of Coral Sea Very Large Photograph, USS Lexington-1942
RARE Original WWII Battle of Coral Sea Very Large Photograph, USS Lexington-1942
RARE Original WWII Battle of Coral Sea Very Large Photograph, USS Lexington-1942
RARE Original WWII Battle of Coral Sea Very Large Photograph, USS Lexington-1942
RARE Original WWII Battle of Coral Sea Very Large Photograph, USS Lexington-1942
RARE Original WWII Battle of Coral Sea Very Large Photograph, USS Lexington-1942
RARE Original WWII Battle of Coral Sea Very Large Photograph, USS Lexington-1942
RARE Original WWII Battle of Coral Sea Very Large Photograph, USS Lexington-1942

RARE Original WWII Battle of Coral Sea Very Large Photograph, USS Lexington-1942
Features a burning Aircraft Carrier with hundreds of soldiers jumping off into the ocean. It is a genuine photograph enlarged from a negative which appears to be period with matte based paper and good age. It is unknown if this is a previously unknown photograph taken from an individual who was there or if its an enlargement from an original US Navy negative. Its quite remarkable and shows extensive wear such as multiple creases throughout with some small tears especially in the center.

Otherwise it is very clean, sharp and bold shades of grey which looks quite amazing framed. The back of the frame has notes that say, Photo from orginal negative Dec. While it was part of the Pacific Theater, it was enroute to Midway Island when Pearl Harbor was attacked and immediately ordered to return to Pearl Harbor. After it provided support in many operations ultimately sustained major damage by the Japanese and had to be scuttled so that it did not fall into Japanese Hands.

A full history can be found below. It measures total in frame 25 1/4" x 21 1/4" with the photo itself being 19" x 15" sight size. A really remarkable piece that would look excellent in any collection or would have great acquisition potential for a university of museum.

Its truly an amazing piece, please see my other listings for the second photo of this size. Thanks for looking and please see my other listings for more great fine art and historical antiques with new items listed weekly! Biography of the USS Lexington - Aircraft Carrier. USS Lexington (CV-2), nicknamed "Lady Lex".

Was an early aircraft carrier. Built for the United States Navy. Was commissioned a month earlier. Originally designed as a battlecruiser. She was converted into one of the Navy's first aircraft carriers during construction to comply with the terms of the Washington Naval Treaty. Of 1922, which essentially terminated all new battleship.

Lexington and Saratoga were used to develop and refine carrier tactics in a series of annual exercises before World War II. On more than one occasion these included successfully staged surprise attacks on Pearl Harbor.

Propulsion system allowed her to supplement the electrical supply of Tacoma, Washington. During a drought in late 1929 to early 1930. She also delivered medical personnel and relief supplies to Managua.

Nicaragua, after an earthquake in 1931. Lexington was at sea when the Pacific War. Began on 7 December 1941, ferrying fighter aircraft to Midway Island. After a few days, she was sent to create a diversion from the force en route to relieve the besieged Wake Island.

Garrison by attacking Japanese installations in the Marshall Islands. The island was forced to surrender before the relief force got close enough, and the mission was cancelled. A planned attack on Wake Island in January 1942 had to be cancelled when a submarine sank the oiler. Required to supply the fuel for the return trip. Lexington was sent to the Coral Sea.

The following month to block any Japanese advances into the area. New Britain, and her aircraft shot down most of the Japanese bombers that attacked her. Together with the carrier Yorktown. Lexington was briefly refitted in Pearl Harbor at the end of the month and rendezvoused with Yorktown in the Coral Sea in early May. A few days later the Japanese began Operation Mo.

The invasion of Port Moresby. Papua New Guinea, and the two American carriers attempted to stop the invasion forces. They sank the light aircraft carrier.

On 7 May during the Battle of the Coral Sea. But did not encounter the main Japanese force of the carriers Shokaku. Aircraft from Lexington and Yorktown succeeded in badly damaging Shokaku, but the Japanese aircraft crippled Lexington.

Vapors from leaking aviation gasoline. Tanks sparked a series of explosions and fires that could not be controlled, and Lexington had to be scuttled. During the evening of 8 May to prevent her capture.

This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Photographs". The seller is "wolfmarksales" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Mexico, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Iceland, Jersey, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Maldives, Pakistan, Ukraine.


RARE Original WWII Battle of Coral Sea Very Large Photograph, USS Lexington-1942


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