ORIGINAL PEARL HARBOR PHOTOS

Never seen these before----must be somebody 's private pictures they saved all this time.

These pic's are so clear....very sad....but, good that we can see them......

THE FELLOW WHO SENT THESE RECEIVED THEM  FROM AN OLD SHIPMATE ON THE USS QUAPAW

ATF-11O. INTERESTING AS HE'S NEVER SEEN THEM ANYWHERE ELSE.

I THINK THEY'RE SPECTACULAR.

PEARL HARBOR December 7th, 1941


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 Pearl Harbor

On Sunday, December 7th, 1941 the Japanese launched a

Surprise attack against the U.S. Forces stationed at Pearl Harbor, 

Hawaii . By planning his attack on a Sunday, the Japanese commander

Admiral Nagumo, hoped to catch the entire fleet in port. As luck

Would have it, the Aircraft Carriers and one of the Battleships

Were not in port. (The USS Enterprise was returning from Wake 

Island , where it had just delivered some aircraft. The USS

Lexingtonwas ferrying aircraft to Midway, and the USS Saratoga and

USS Colorado were undergoing repairs in the United States).

In spite of the latest intelligence reports about the missing  

Aircraft carriers (his most important targets), Admiral Nagumo

Decided to continue the attack with his force of six carriers and

423 aircraft. At a range of 230 miles north of Oahu , he launched

The first wave of a two-wave attack. Beginning at 0600 hours his

First wave consisted of 183 fighters and torpedo bombers which

Struck at the fleet in Pearl HarborLY: Arial"> and the airfields in Hickam,

Kaneohe and Ewa. The second strike, launched at 0715 hours,

consisted of 167 aircraft, which again struck at the same targets.

At 0753 hours the first wave consisting of 40 Nakajima B5N2

Kate" torpedo bombers, 51 Aichi D3A1 "Val" dive bombers, 50 high

Altitude bombers and 43 Zeros struck airfields and Pearl Harbor

Within the next hour, the second wave arrived and continued the

Attack.

When it was over, the U.S.losses were:

Casualties 

USA : 218 KIA, 364 WIA.

USN: 2,008 KIA, 710 WIA.

USMC: 109 KIA, 69 WIA.

Civilians: 68 KIA, 35 WIA.

TOTAL: 2,403 KIA, 1,178 WIA.

Battleships

USS Arizona (BB-39) - total loss when a bomb hit her magazine.

USS Oklahoma (BB-37) - Total loss when she capsized and sunk in

The harbor.

USS California (BB-44) - Sunk at her berth. Later raised and

Repaired.

USS West Virginia (BB-48) - Sunk at her berth. Later raised and

Repaired.

USS Nevada - (BB-36) Beached to prevent sinking. Later repaired.

USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) - Light damage.

USS Maryland (BB-46) - Light damage.

USS Tennessee (BB-43) Light damage.

USS Utah (AG-16) - (former battleship used as a target) - Sunk.

Cruisers

USS New Orleans (CA-32) - Light Damage..

USS San Francisco (CA-38) - Light Damage.

USS Detroit (CL-8) - Light Damage.

USS Raleigh (CL-7) - Heavily damaged but repaired.

USS Helena (CL-50) - Light Damage.

USS Honolulu (CL-48) - Light Damage..

Destroyers

USS Downes (DD-375) - Destroyed. Parts salvaged.

USS Cassin - (DD-372) Destroyed. Parts salvaged.

USS Shaw (DD-373) - Very heavy damage.

USS Helm (DD-388) - Light Damage.

Minelayer

USS Ogala (CM-4) - Sunk but later raised and repaired.

Seaplane Tender

USS Curtiss (AV-4) - Severely damaged but later repaired.

Repair Ship

USS Vestal (AR-4) - Severely damaged but later repaired.

Harbor Tug

USS Sotoyomo (YT-9) - Sunk but later raised and repaired.

Aircraft

188 Aircraft destroyed (92 USN and 92 U.S Army Air Corps.)