PEARL HARBOR PHOTOS
Never seen these before----must be somebody
private pictures they saved all this time.
These pic's are so clear....very sad....but, good that we can see
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
On Sunday, December 7th, 1941 the Japanese launched a
Surprise attack against the U.S. Forces stationed at Pearl
Hawaii . By planning his attack on a Sunday, the Japanese
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
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
When it was over, the U.S.losses were:
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.
USS Arizona (BB-39) - total loss when a bomb hit her magazine.
USS Oklahoma (BB-37) - Total loss when she capsized and sunk in
USS California (BB-44) - Sunk at her berth. Later raised and
USS West Virginia (BB-48) - Sunk at her berth. Later raised and
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.
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..
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.
USS Ogala (CM-4) - Sunk but later raised and repaired.
USS Curtiss (AV-4) - Severely damaged but later repaired.
USS Vestal (AR-4) - Severely damaged but later repaired.
USS Sotoyomo (YT-9) - Sunk but later raised and repaired.
188 Aircraft destroyed (92 USN and 92 U.S Army Air Corps.)