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Saturday, December 7, 2013

December 7, 1941

Overview of Pearl Harbor taken sometime in the 1950's.
A Japanese aircraft takes off from either the Zuikaku or Shokaku.

The explosion of the USS Shaw DD-373.

Ford Island, the USS Shaw DD-373 explosion can be seen in the background.

USS West Virginia BB-48 (foreground) USS Tennessee BB-43 (background).

USS California BB-44.
USS West Virginia BB-48 and USS Tennessee BB-43.
USS Maryland BB-46 (left) and the capsized hull of USS Oklahoma BB-37.
USS Arizona BB-39.
The USS Oglala CM-4 capsized at her dock.
Maryland BB-46 and the capsized Oklahoma BB-37 can be seen in background.

USS Downes DD-375 (left) USS Cassin DD-372 (leaning against Downes) and USS Pennsylvania BB-38.
The airfield at Ford Island.
The capsized hull of USS Oklahoma BB-37 and USS Maryland BB-46.
One of the Japanese Zero fighters shot down during the attack.

The wreck of the USS Utah AG-16 (former BB-31).

Japanese "Type A" Midget Submarine

At the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard in December 1941. This submarine had been sunk by USS Monaghan (DD-354) in Pearl Harbor during the 7 December 1941 Japanese attack and was subsequently recovered and buried in a landfill.
The submarine's hull shows the effects of depth charges and ramming. A hole visible in the after part of the conning tower may be from a 5" shell.
The upper background had been overpainted for censorship purpose

Photographed soon after its recovery near the entrance to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, circa late July 1960. It had participated in the attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, but had apparently been unable to enter the harbor as its torpedoes had not been fired.


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