The battleship USS Oklahoma, capsized in the Pearl Harbor Attack on 7 Dec 1941, is righted to about 30-degrees during her salvage work, 29 Mar 1943. Photo 2 of 2.
Floating crane YD-25 raising USS Arizonaâ€™s foremast during salvage operations in Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii, circa 1943. Note the guns of Arizona's No. 2 turret rising out of the water.
Crew of the USS Bennington honoring the sunken USS Arizona as she passes in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 31 May 1958. Note that Bennington now has an angled flight deck and a starboard side deck edge aircraft elevator.
Japanese Type A KĹŤ-hyĹŤteki-class midget submarine used in the Pearl Harbor Attack recovered from the Keehi Lagoon off Honolulu, Hawaii, 6 Jul 1960. A floating heavy-lift crane is lowering the submarine onto a lighter.
USS Current alongside Pearl Harbor Salvage Dock as Floating Crane YD-121 lifts a Japanese Type A KĹŤ-hyĹŤteki-class midget submarine used in the Pearl Harbor Attack salvaged from Oahuâ€™s Keehi Lagoon, 14 Jul 1960.
Comprehensive survey of the wreck of the USS Arizona on the floor of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii commissioned by the National Park Service and conducted by the University of Arizona, 1986
Underwater image of the Japanese Type A midget submarine sunk by USS Ward as the first casualty of the Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 Dec 1941. Note shell hole. 28 Aug 2002 photo by Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL).
US President Barack Obama placing a wreath at the USS Arizona Memorial, Hawaii, United States, 29 Dec 2011
"With Germany arming at breakneck speed, England lost in a pacifist dream, France corrupt and torn by dissension, America remote and indifferent... do you not tremble for your children?"
Winston Churchill, 1935
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