DECEMBER 7,1941


These are amazing photos!
Photos taken on 7 December 1941, but not developed until 2009. The camera was the old Brownie camera like my Mother used over 70 years ago…
The photos are unbelievable…






Isn’t is amazing how a film could last so long in a camera without disintegrating?




Fantastic photos taken 68 years ago. Some of you will have to go to a museum to see what a Brownie camera looked like?


Here is a simple picture of what we are talking about. . .








These photos are absolutely incredible…Read below the first picture and at the end…








PHOTOS STORED IN AN OLD BROWNIE CAMERA


Thought you might find these photos very interesting; what quality from 1941.
Pearl Harbor photos found in an old Brownie stored in a foot locker. and just recently
taken to be developed.


THESE PHOTOS ARE FROM A SAILOR WHO WAS ON THE USS QUAPAW ATF-11O.


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 this 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 Lexington was 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 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:


Casualties
US Army: 218 KIA, 364 WIA.
US Navy: 2,008 KIA, 710 WIA.
US MarineCorp: 109 KIA, 69 WIA.
Civilians: 68 KIA, 35 WIA.


TOTAL: 2,403 KIA, 1,178 WIA.
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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-4 4) – 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 (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..
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Destroyers
USS Downes (DD-375) – Destroyed. Parts salvaged.
USS Cassin – (DD -3 7 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 Tender
USS Curtiss (AV-4) – Severely damaged but later repaired.
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Repair Ship
USS Vestal (AR-4) – Severely damaged but later repaired.
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Harbor Tug
USS Sotoyomo (YT-9) – Sunk but later raised and repaired.
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Aircraft
188 Aircraft destroyed (92 USN and 92 U.S. Army Air Corps.)
I recieved this as an email on Sept 26,2009 and decided to use this now as a way of Honoring thse men and women long ago.

AWWW…Monday wil be back next Monday. Please keep theose that gave their lives this day in your prayers as well as ALL OF OUR SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN!

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9 Comments on “DECEMBER 7,1941

  1. Excellent post Mike. It was a shocking day in America and around the world. Thank you again for your service to our great country. Have a terrific day. Big hug. ­čÖé

  2. Mike,The photos took my breath away. Incredible. I heard someone mention on the radio today that no one seems to be talking about Pearl Harbor Day. I had the privilege of visiting the Memorial two years ago and it was one of the most moving experiences of my life.Thank you for always putting our brave men and women in uniform in the forefront of your posts.

  3. Nessa,Jennifer,Sandee,Just Breathe,Akelamalu,Mari,and Mountain woman When I recieved this email,I was blown away by the photos as well.I just had to post these as my way of Honoring the men and women so long ago when we were attacked without warning as we were Sept 11 2001.

  4. What a terrible day that was. A local scientist is studying the huge amount of fuel still in the ship. It will be between 30-50 years but eventually all the fuel will leak out into the environment and cause a disaster of another kind.

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