Japanese aerial photo of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during the attack on 7 Dec 1941. Note torpedo plumes rising from the battleships West Virginia and Oklahoma and smoke rising from the Ford Island seaplane base at right.

Caption   Japanese aerial photo of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during the attack on 7 Dec 1941. Note torpedo plumes rising from the battleships West Virginia and Oklahoma and smoke rising from the Ford Island seaplane base at right. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   NH 50929
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Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 18 Aug 2017

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
18 Aug 2017 07:38:11 PM

This photo was taken from an aircraft flying over the Waipi'o Peninsula looking southwest over Middle Loch, Ford Island, and Honolulu with Diamond Head in the extreme distance. The large dark ship in the foreground is the seaplane tender USS Curtiss that, later in the attack, would have a Japanese Aichi D3A ‘Val’ dive-bomber crash onto her decks.

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