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Aerial view of Ford Island and Pearl Harbor’s East Loch anchorage, 3 May 1940. Note 8 battleships along Battleship Row and 2 more across the channel at the 1010 Dock. Note also carrier Yorktown (Yorktown-class).

Caption   Aerial view of Ford Island and Pearl Harbor’s East Loch anchorage, 3 May 1940. Note 8 battleships along Battleship Row and 2 more across the channel at the 1010 Dock. Note also carrier Yorktown (Yorktown-class). ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
Identification Code   80-G-411117
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Photos on Same Day 3 May 1940
Photos at Same Place Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 1 May 2017

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
16 Dec 2016 10:28:30 AM

This photo was taken from an altitude of 17,200 feet. There are also many cruisers and destroyers present as this photo was taken just after Fleet Problem XXI had concluded and just before the fleet’s station was officially relocated from San Diego to Pearl Harbor. The darker right half of this image is not a flaw in the photograph but because the East Loch was in the shadow of a cloud when the photo was taken. The official Navy caption for this image says there are 38 PBY patrol planes visible at the Seaplane Base on Ford Island (left) but there are not; there may be 38 aircraft visible but they are not all PBYs.

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Lat/Long 21.3681, -157.9532
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