Sunday, November 26, 2006

Pearl Harbor Pics

Hi Folks,

Here is a collection of photo's going around trhe internet. They are geally great pictures however the story is not true according to Snopes.com. The person taking the pictures would have to have been in many different locations on the ground and in the air as well.

The photo' are archive pictures that have been around since the 40's in books and in museums.

Enjoy them for what they are and forget the story.

Bob H

PEARL HARBOR photos found in an old Brownie stored in a footlocker

Thought that you might be interested in these pictures found in a Brownie camera in an old foot locker. Whoever took them looks like he was right in the middle of it. I was surprised to learn that we only completely lost two battleships--the rest were raised and repaired.
Many of us have been to Pearl Harbor,? some had fathers who served there during WW II, and we've seen several of these photos before, but some are new and I thought they would be of interest.These are very interesting photo's and hard to believe they were taken by a Brownie, almost 70 years ago. The 13th picture is really interesting, taken as her magazines exploded. This was probably the Arizona. Interesting piece of our history.... MOST OF THESE PHOTOS ARE FROM A SAILOR WHO, I'M TOLD, WAS ON THE USS QUAPAW ATF-11O. INTERESTING AS I'VE NEVER SEEN THEM ANYWHERE ELSE. I THINK THEY'RE SPECTACULAR.PEARL HARBOR December 7th, 1941




















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 a 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 Harbor 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: CasualtiesUSA : 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.

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BattleshipsUSS Ari zona (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.

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Cruisers USS New Orleans(CA-32) - Light Damage.. USS San Francisco(CA38) - 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..

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Destroyers USS Downes (DD-375) - Destroyed. Parts salvaged. USS Cassin - (DD-37 2) Destroyed. Parts salvaged. USS Shaw (DD-373) - Very heavy damage. USS Helm (DD-388) - Light Damage.

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

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

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

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

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Aircraft188 Aircraft destroyed (92 USN and 92 U.S. Army Air Corps)

Thanks Bob H.

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