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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09547.17 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 #: GLC09547.17 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. Japanese text on verso. From Naval History and Heritage Command's catalog: "Photograph taken from a Japanese plane during the torpedo attack on ships moored on both sides of Ford Island. View looks about east, with the supply depot, submarine base and fuel tank farm in the right center distance. A torpedo has just hit USS West Virginia on the far side of Ford Island (center). Other battleships moored nearby are (from left): Nevada, Arizona, Tennessee (inboard of West Virginia), Oklahoma (torpedoed and listing) alongside Maryland, and California. On the near side of Ford Island, to the left, are light cruisers Detroit and Raleigh, target and training ship Utah and seaplane tender Tangier. Raleigh and Utah have been torpedoed, and Utah is listing sharply to port. Japanese planes are visible in the right center (over Ford Island) and over the Navy Yard at right."

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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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