I wanted to put together a big post commemorating the battle of Midway in 1942, but I had no time.
Luckily, my post from 2006 on the subject is still available.
Here’s a pic:
A Douglas SBD-3 “Dauntless” scout bomber (Bureau # 4542), of USS Enterprise’s Bombing Squadron Six (VB-6), on USS Yorktown (CV-5) after landing at about 1140 hrs on 4 June 1942. This plane, damaged during the attack on the Japanese aircraft carrier Kaga that morning, landed on Yorktown as it was low on fuel. It was later lost with the carrier.
Its crew, Ensign George H. Goldsmith, pilot, and Radioman 1st Class James W. Patterson, Jr., are still in the cockpit.
Note damage to the horizontal tail.