National Geographic : 1945 Aug
U.S.Navy, Official From the Low Clouds a Jap Bomber Struck the Princeton, and Her Torpedoplanes Exploded inThis Mighty Blast A column of smoke like a volcano's plume quickly followed. Big chunks of flight deck and other debris hurtled through the air. Men onthestern oftheship were isolated. Many jumped overboard and were picked up by the circling ships. This Independence-class carrier was finally sunk bythecruiser Reno inthe opening phase of the Battle for Leyte Gulf, formerly called Second Battle of the Philippine Sea (page 218). South Dakota-class battleship, right.