U.S. carriers Wasp (foreground), Saratoga, and Enterprise (background) operating in the Pacific south of Guadalcanal on August 12, 1942.
US Navy map of The Battle of the Eastern Solomons. This map may not be entirely accurate since it was published before World War II was over.
Japanese cruiser Tone maneuvering during U.S. B-17 attack during the Battle of the Eastern Solomons on August 24, 1942.
Enterprise (top left) and escorts maneuver during Japanese air attack on August 24, 1942.
A Japanese bomber burns as it is shot down directly over Enterprise during an attack on August 24, 1942.
Enterprise steams past the burning wreckage of two Japanese dive bombers that were shot down while attacking during the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, 24 August 1942.
A Japanese dive bomber is shot down and crashes into the ocean during an attack on USS Enterprise on August 24, 1942.
Enterprise hit by a 2nd bomb during Japanese air attack on August 24, 1942. Photographed from a neaby U.S. warship.
A bomb hits aft starboard 5" gun gallery of Enterprise, destroying it and killing almost the entire 45-man crew, during Japanese air attack on August 24, 1942. This was the second bomb to hit Enterprise during the attack.
USS Enterprise under attack by Japanese dive bombers on August 24, 1942. The ship is on fire and anti-aircraft shell bursts can be seen over the carrier.
Enlargement of the photo at left.
A Japanese bomb explodes on the flight deck of USS Enterprise, 24 August 1942. This was the third, and last, bomb to hit Enterprise during the attack and didn't cause major damage since it wasn't an armor-piercing bomb.
Two Japanese "Val" dive-bombers return to Shokaku after attacking Enterprise.
Enterprise damage control teams fight fires resulting from bomb hits during Japanese aerial attack on August 24, 1942.
Enterprise crewmen inspect and begin to repair the damage from the third bomb to hit the flight deck during the attack on August 24, 1942.
Damaged 5-inch gun and gallery on Enterprise, photographed soon after the battle of August 24, 1942.