Flying dangerously close, a U.S. Navy photographer got this spectacular aerial view of a heavy Japanese cruiser of the Mogima class, demolished by Navy bombs, in the battle off Midway on June 21, 1942.  Armor plate, steel decks and superstructure are a tumbled mass. The Navy damaged or sank 17 enemy vessels in the historic engagement. (Associated Press)

Flying dangerously close, a U.S. Navy photographer got this spectacular aerial view of a heavy Japanese cruiser of the Mogima class, demolished by Navy bombs, in the battle off Midway on June 21, 1942. Armor plate, steel decks and superstructure are a tumbled mass. The Navy damaged or sank 17 enemy vessels in the historic engagement. (Associated Press)