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Aerial view of Ford Island in Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack, 7 Dec 1941; photo taken from a Japanese aircraft

Caption     Aerial view of Ford Island in Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack, 7 Dec 1941; photo taken from a Japanese aircraft ww2dbase
Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy Naval History and Heritage Command
Identification Code   NH 50930
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Photos on Same Day 7 Dec 1941
Photos at Same Place Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Added By C. Peter Chen

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
7 May 2010 08:23:10 PM

Hit by anti-aircraft fire, over Pearl Harbor
Airman 1st Class, Keigo Hanal's B5N2 at
center of photo, breaks away from Battleship
At extreme upper right of photo you can see a plane from Carrier Soryu, approaching from
the right, looking east.
2. Denn says:
24 Aug 2011 10:44:43 AM

Very early into the raid, but Utah, West Virginia, and Oklahoma are already listing due to torpedoes.
3. john says:
16 Oct 2011 09:46:02 AM

I found this picture in my closet awhile back,it is the property of a pearl harbor survivor,where these givin to the surviors,or is it rare?
4. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
3 Jul 2012 03:45:25 PM

Above still comes from footage shot by the Japanese during the Pearl Harbor Raid, and later captured by US forces.
Footage was shot during torpedo attacks on US Battleships moored next to Ford Island the splash is a torpedo hit on Battleship USS West Virginia.


Looking east with supply depot, submarine base and tank farm (fuel tanks) located in center in the distance.
Look at lower right of the photo, you can just see the Japanese Characters that State:

Photograph was reproduced by authorization of the Navy Ministry.

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