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Sunday December 7 1941

A Photographic History

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Images Of The Attack, Taken By The Japanese
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Opening seconds of the attack, Torpedo exploding against Oklahoma.
The Japanese plane that launched the torpedo can be seen peeling off after making its run.
Another can be seen just left of the hammer head crane about to start its attack run.
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Opening seconds of the attack, Torpedos exploding into Oklahoma and West Virginia,
Note the height of the water spray from the force of the explosions.
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Opening seconds of the attack, "Battleship Row" Note after effects of
torpedo hits on Oklahoma and West Virginia, Oil can be seen already gushing from the ships.
Also Note California (Far Right) has already taken a torpedo hit.
On the 1010 dock smoke can be seen coming from the torpedoed Helena, with Oglala alongside.
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One of the most interesting photos I have ever seen, The top photo taken by a Japanese aircraft during the attack. This Photo was taken between 0755 and 0805, When the Arizona exploded. Note oil gushing from Oklahoma and West Virginia from previous torpedo hits and bomb exploding on Arizona's stern. The bottom half of the photo shows Battleship Row three days later taken from a US aircraft, Maryland moored beside the capsized Oklahoma. West Virginia is on the bottom pinning Tennessee to quay and Arizona is totaly destroyed, note oil seeping from Arizona's Hulk, Arizona still bleeds oil to this day.
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Bigger image of Japanese photo above.
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Shortly after the explosion that destroyed Arizona, "Battleship Row" is obsucred by smoke from the burning Arizona.
Oklahoma has capsized and is just visable through the smoke.
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On the other side of Ford Island Utah has capsized, To the right Raleigh is seen listing from torpedo hit.
Detroit is at far right, Tangier is seen at far left.
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