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Unknown [Bombardment of Pearl Harbor]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09547.16 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Type: Photograph Date: 07 December 1941 [circa 1941 - 1943] Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 26.4 x 18.6 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09547.16 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Type: Photograph Date: 07 December 1941 [circa 1941 - 1943] Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 26.4 x 18.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Mounted photograph of Japanese aerial view of attack on Pearl Harbor. Shows bombardment of battleship row. Japanese text on verso. From Naval History and Heritage's catalog: "Vertical aerial view of Battleship Row, beside Ford Island, during the early part of the horizontal bombing attack on the ships moored there. Photographed from a Japanese aircraft. Ships seen are (from left to right): USS Nevada; USS Arizona with USS Vestal moored outboard; USS Tennessee with USS West Virginia moored outboard; USS Maryland with USS Oklahoma moored outboard; and USS Neosho, only partially visible at the extreme right. A bomb has just hit Arizona near the stern, but she has not yet received the bomb that detonated her forward magazines. West Virginia and Oklahoma are gushing oil from their many torpedo hits and are listing to port. Oklahoma's port deck edge is already under water. Nevada has also been torpedoed."

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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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