Bombing the WWII Enterprise

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“The photographer, Marion Riley, happened to snap the picture just as the bomb was detonating nearby. Although Riley’s camera equipment was damaged by the explosion, Riley was uninjured.”


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    MalcoveMagnesia
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    Neat picture!

    According to the Wikipedia article, the Enterprise was repaired enough to be able to do flight operations only an hour after the battle ended.

    SimTek
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    Apparently the starboard (port?) shields were inoperative that day.

    jediadept
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    That would be Port (or Larboard for old salts).



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