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U.S. Navy For release in Sunday A.M.S., Dec. 6th, 1942. Victims of Jap Sneak Attack

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09547.12 Author/Creator: U.S. Navy 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 #: GLC09547.12 Author/Creator: U.S. Navy 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: Attached label reads: A small boat rescues a seaman from the water near the blazing U.S.S. West Virginia, which rests on the bottom after the warship was hit by Jap bombs and torpedoes during the attack of Pearl Harbor, last Dec. 7th. Smoke rolls out from amidships, showing where the most extensive damage occurred. Note two men still aboard on the bridge, upper center). Beyond the West Virginia, is the battleship, U.S.S. Tennessee. This photo was just released by the Naval Department in Washington. (EDITORS: THE [illegible] STRICT OBSERVANCE OF RELEASE DATE) CREDIT LINE (U.S. NAVY PHOTO FROM ACME) Back of photograph has stamp that reads "Photo by Acme Newspictures". Taken during attack in 1941 and printed and released in 1942 for the one-year anniversary.

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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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