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Unknown [Attack on Pearl Harbor]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09547.09 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Type: Photograph Date: 07 December 1941 [1942] Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 25.2 x 20.5 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09547.09 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Type: Photograph Date: 07 December 1941 [1942] Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 25.2 x 20.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Sailors in airfield watch the clouds of smoke and fire from attack on Pearl Harbor. Taken during attack in 1941 and printed and released in 1942 for the one-year anniversary. From Naval History and Heritage command's online catalog: "Sailors stand amid wrecked planes at the Ford Island seaplane base, watching as USS Shaw (DD-373) explodes in the center background, 7 December 1941. USS Nevada (BB-36) is also visible in the middle background, with her bow headed toward the left. Planes present include PBY, OS2U and SOC types. Wrecked wing in the foreground is from a PBY."

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Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: World War IINavyAsiaMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyPatriotismPearl Harbor

Sub Era: World War II

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