Two Japanese Navy Type 99 Carrier Bombers flew near First Lieutenant Karl T. Barthelmess' US Army 38th Reconnaissance Squadron B-17E, 7 Dec 1941

Caption   Two Japanese Navy Type 99 Carrier Bombers flew near First Lieutenant Karl T. Barthelmess' US Army 38th Reconnaissance Squadron B-17E, 7 Dec 1941 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   SC 127014
More on...   
B-17 Flying Fortress   Main article  Photos  Maps  
D3A   Main article  Photos  
Attack on Pearl Harbor   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Photos on Same Day 7 Dec 1941
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 14 Apr 2007

This photograph has been scaled down; full resolution photograph is available here (3,778 by 3,022 pixels).

Licensing  Public Domain. According to the US National Archives, as of 21 Jul 2010:
The vast majority of the digital images in the Archival Research Catalog (ARC) are in the public domain. Therefore, no written permission is required to use them. We would appreciate your crediting the National Archives and Records Administration as the original source. For the few images that remain copyrighted, please read the instructions noted in the "Access Restrictions" field of each ARC record.... In general, all government records are in the public domain and may be freely used.... Additionally, according to the United States copyright law (United States Code, Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105), in part, "[c]opyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States Government".

Did you enjoy this photograph or find this photograph helpful? If so, please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 per month will go a long way! Thank you.

Share this photograph with your friends:


Stay updated with WW2DB:

 RSS Feeds

Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
7 May 2010 08:01:31 PM

Two "Val" Dive Bombers, fly near U.S.Army
38th Reconnaissance Squadron, B-17E that arrived during the Pearl Harbor Attack.

Photo was taken by:
Staff Sergeant Lee Embree, photo is now in the Collection of the National Archives

All visitor submitted comments are opinions of those making the submissions and do not reflect views of WW2DB.

Posting Your Comments on this Topic

Your Name
Your Email
 Your email will not be published
Comment Type
Your Comments
Security Code



1. We hope that visitor conversations at WW2DB will be constructive and thought-provoking. Please refrain from using strong language. HTML tags are not allowed. Your IP address will be tracked even if you remain anonymous. WW2DB site administrators reserve the right to moderate, censor, and/or remove any comment. All comment submissions will become the property of WW2DB.

2. For inquiries about military records for members of the World War II armed forces, please see our FAQ.

Search WW2DB & Partner Sites

Famous WW2 Quote
"I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil."

General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944

Support Us

Please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 a month will go a long way. Thank you!

Or, please support us by purchasing some WW2DB merchandise at TeeSpring, Thank you!