Saturday, March 10, 2018

Wreckage of the USS Lexington Found-- Part 2: 216 Died


The USS Lexington was intentionally sunk by the Americans after being hit with two bombs and two torpedoes in the four-day battle.  Casualties on the Lexington were 216 killed, who went down with the ship.  Another 2,735 were evacuated.

It was sunk to prevent capture by the Japanese and is considered a war grave so won't be raised.

--BreGen

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