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Pearl Harbor 1941

<p>An aerial view of "Battleship Row" at Pearl Harbor, photographed from a Japanese aircraft, beside Ford Island, during the early part of the attack on December 7, 1941. Visible ships are (L-R): USS Nevada; USS Arizona with USS Vestal moored outboard; USS Tennessee with USS West Virginia moored outboard; USS Maryland with USS Oklahoma moored outboard; and USS Neosho, only partially visible at the extreme right. A bomb had just hit Arizona near the stern, but she has not yet received the bomb that detonated her forward magazines. West Virginia and Oklahoma are gushing oil from their many torpedo hits and are listing to port. Oklahoma's port deck edge is already under water. Nevada has also been torpedoed. 

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An aerial view of "Battleship Row" at Pearl Harbor, photographed from a Japanese aircraft, beside Ford Island, during the early part of the attack on December 7, 1941. Visible ships are (L-R): USS Nevada; USS Arizona with USS Vestal moored outboard;...more

An aerial view of "Battleship Row" at Pearl Harbor, photographed from a Japanese aircraft, beside Ford Island, during the early part of the attack on December 7, 1941. Visible ships are (L-R): USS Nevada; USS Arizona with USS Vestal moored outboard; USS Tennessee with USS West Virginia moored outboard; USS Maryland with USS Oklahoma moored outboard; and USS Neosho, only partially visible at the extreme right. A bomb had just hit Arizona near the stern, but she has not yet received the bomb that detonated her forward magazines. West Virginia and Oklahoma are gushing oil from their many torpedo hits and are listing to port. Oklahoma's port deck edge is already under water. Nevada has also been torpedoed. REUTERS/Official U.S. Navy photograph/U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation

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<p>Service members stand near airplane wreckage during the surprise Japanese attack at Naval Air Station at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. 


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Service members stand near airplane wreckage during the surprise Japanese attack at Naval Air Station at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. REUTERS/Department of the Navy

Service members stand near airplane wreckage during the surprise Japanese attack at Naval Air Station at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. REUTERS/Department of the Navy

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<p>The USS Arizona is seen ablaze, immediately following the explosion of its forward magazines after the attack in Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. 



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The USS Arizona is seen ablaze, immediately following the explosion of its forward magazines after the attack in Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. REUTERS/Official U.S. Navy Photograph/National Archives

The USS Arizona is seen ablaze, immediately following the explosion of its forward magazines after the attack in Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. REUTERS/Official U.S. Navy Photograph/National Archives

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<p>A view of the USS ARIZONA burning after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, December 7, 1941. 



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A view of the USS ARIZONA burning after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, December 7, 1941. REUTERS/Department of the Navy/Naval Photographic Center

A view of the USS ARIZONA burning after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, December 7, 1941. REUTERS/Department of the Navy/Naval Photographic Center

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<p>Pearl Harbor veteran Evans Brasset, who was a signalman on the USS Rigel during the attack, poses for a picture at his home in Harvey, Louisiana, December 4, 2011. 

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Pearl Harbor veteran Evans Brasset, who was a signalman on the USS Rigel during the attack, poses for a picture at his home in Harvey, Louisiana, December 4, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Celano

Pearl Harbor veteran Evans Brasset, who was a signalman on the USS Rigel during the attack, poses for a picture at his home in Harvey, Louisiana, December 4, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Celano

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<p>Pearl Harbor veteran Robert Templet, who was a Radioman 1st Class at Ford Island, Hawaii during the attack, is seen outside his home in Metairie, Louisiana, December 4, 2011. Templet was walking to breakfast on that Sunday, December 7, when he heard a plane motor surging at his back. He turned and saw the pilot, his goggles atop his head, smiling down at him before a torpedo fell from the plane's belly.
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Pearl Harbor veteran Robert Templet, who was a Radioman 1st Class at Ford Island, Hawaii during the attack, is seen outside his home in Metairie, Louisiana, December 4, 2011. Templet was walking to breakfast on that Sunday, December 7, when he heard...more

Pearl Harbor veteran Robert Templet, who was a Radioman 1st Class at Ford Island, Hawaii during the attack, is seen outside his home in Metairie, Louisiana, December 4, 2011. Templet was walking to breakfast on that Sunday, December 7, when he heard a plane motor surging at his back. He turned and saw the pilot, his goggles atop his head, smiling down at him before a torpedo fell from the plane's belly. REUTERS/Lee Celano

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<p>The USS West Virginia burns and sinks after the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. 


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The USS West Virginia burns and sinks after the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. REUTERS/U.S. Navy Photograph/Newscom

The USS West Virginia burns and sinks after the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. REUTERS/U.S. Navy Photograph/Newscom

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<p>A burnt B-17C aircraft rests near Hangar Number Five, Hickam Field, following the attack by Japanese aircraft on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. 


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A burnt B-17C aircraft rests near Hangar Number Five, Hickam Field, following the attack by Japanese aircraft on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. REUTERS/Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives

A burnt B-17C aircraft rests near Hangar Number Five, Hickam Field, following the attack by Japanese aircraft on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. REUTERS/Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives

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<p>A view of the USS West Virginia in flames in Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. 


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A view of the USS West Virginia in flames in Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. REUTERS/Department of the Navy/Naval Photographic Center

A view of the USS West Virginia in flames in Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. REUTERS/Department of the Navy/Naval Photographic Center

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<p>Pearl Harbor survivor George Blake looks down at the sunken USS Arizona as he tours the Arizona Memorial at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 5, 2011. 

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Pearl Harbor survivor George Blake looks down at the sunken USS Arizona as he tours the Arizona Memorial at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 5, 2011. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

Pearl Harbor survivor George Blake looks down at the sunken USS Arizona as he tours the Arizona Memorial at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 5, 2011. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

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<p>The USS California is seen ablaze after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. 



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The USS California is seen ablaze after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. REUTERS/U.S. Navy Photograph/Newscom

The USS California is seen ablaze after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. REUTERS/U.S. Navy Photograph/Newscom

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<p>The USS Arizona is seen ablaze just after its forward magazines exploded along with other warships at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. At right, shrouded in smoke from the fire, are the main and foremasts of USS West Virginia, which is listing sharply to port after it was torpedoed. Upright mast further to the right is the main mast of USS Tennessee moored inboard of West Virginia. The bow and foremast of USS Vestal moored outboard of Arizona, are visible at the left. 



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The USS Arizona is seen ablaze just after its forward magazines exploded along with other warships at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. At right, shrouded in smoke from the fire, are the main and foremasts of USS West Virginia, which is listing sharply...more

The USS Arizona is seen ablaze just after its forward magazines exploded along with other warships at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. At right, shrouded in smoke from the fire, are the main and foremasts of USS West Virginia, which is listing sharply to port after it was torpedoed. Upright mast further to the right is the main mast of USS Tennessee moored inboard of West Virginia. The bow and foremast of USS Vestal moored outboard of Arizona, are visible at the left. REUTERS/Official U.S. Navy Photograph/National Archives

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<p>Pearl Harbor survivor David Shoup looks on during the wreath laying presentation for the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 7, 2011. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry</p>

Pearl Harbor survivor David Shoup looks on during the wreath laying presentation for the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 7, 2011. REUTERS/Hugh...more

Pearl Harbor survivor David Shoup looks on during the wreath laying presentation for the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 7, 2011. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

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<p>This captured Japanese photograph shows the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii December 7, 1941. In the distance, the smoke rises from Hickam Field. 


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This captured Japanese photograph shows the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii December 7, 1941. In the distance, the smoke rises from Hickam Field. REUTERS/Department of the Navy/Naval Photographic Center

This captured Japanese photograph shows the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii December 7, 1941. In the distance, the smoke rises from Hickam Field. REUTERS/Department of the Navy/Naval Photographic Center

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<p>The USS Shaw explodes during the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. 

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The USS Shaw explodes during the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. REUTERS/Department of the Navy/Naval Photographic Center

The USS Shaw explodes during the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. REUTERS/Department of the Navy/Naval Photographic Center

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<p>Pearl Harbor Survivors' President William Muelhieb salutes the Color Guard during the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 7, 2011. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry </p>

Pearl Harbor Survivors' President William Muelhieb salutes the Color Guard during the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 7, 2011. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry...more

Pearl Harbor Survivors' President William Muelhieb salutes the Color Guard during the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 7, 2011. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

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<p>The USS Nevada is ablaze off the Ford Island seaplane base, with its bow pointed up-channel during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. The volume of fire and smoke is from USS Shaw, which is burning in the floating dry dock in the background on the left. Photographed from the southeastern shore of Ford Island, near the Naval Air station HQ building. A dredging line is visible at left. 


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The USS Nevada is ablaze off the Ford Island seaplane base, with its bow pointed up-channel during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. The volume of fire and smoke is from USS Shaw, which is burning in the floating dry dock in the...more

The USS Nevada is ablaze off the Ford Island seaplane base, with its bow pointed up-channel during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. The volume of fire and smoke is from USS Shaw, which is burning in the floating dry dock in the background on the left. Photographed from the southeastern shore of Ford Island, near the Naval Air station HQ building. A dredging line is visible at left. REUTERS/U.S. Navy Photograph

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<p>The USS Nevada is aground and burning off Waipio Point, after the end of the Japanese air raid in Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Ships assisting the USS Nevada (R) are the harbor tug Hoga and USS Avocet. 


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The USS Nevada is aground and burning off Waipio Point, after the end of the Japanese air raid in Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Ships assisting the USS Nevada (R) are the harbor tug Hoga and USS Avocet. REUTERS/U.S. Navy Photograph

The USS Nevada is aground and burning off Waipio Point, after the end of the Japanese air raid in Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Ships assisting the USS Nevada (R) are the harbor tug Hoga and USS Avocet. REUTERS/U.S. Navy Photograph

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<p>A Pearl Harbor survivor salutes at the Rememberance Wall during the 50th anniversary ceremony of the commemoration of the USS Arizona Memorial at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in Honolulu, Hawaii, May 27, 2012. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry </p>

A Pearl Harbor survivor salutes at the Rememberance Wall during the 50th anniversary ceremony of the commemoration of the USS Arizona Memorial at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in Honolulu, Hawaii, May 27, 2012. REUTERS/Hugh...more

A Pearl Harbor survivor salutes at the Rememberance Wall during the 50th anniversary ceremony of the commemoration of the USS Arizona Memorial at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in Honolulu, Hawaii, May 27, 2012. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

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<p>Sailors in a motor launch rush to rescue a survivor in the water alongside USS West Virginia after the attack, December 7, 1941. 


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Sailors in a motor launch rush to rescue a survivor in the water alongside USS West Virginia after the attack, December 7, 1941. REUTERS/U.S. Navy Photograph/Newscom

Sailors in a motor launch rush to rescue a survivor in the water alongside USS West Virginia after the attack, December 7, 1941. REUTERS/U.S. Navy Photograph/Newscom

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<p>The forward magazines of USS Arizona explode after it was hit by a Japanese bomb in Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. 


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The forward magazines of USS Arizona explode after it was hit by a Japanese bomb in Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. REUTERS/Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives

The forward magazines of USS Arizona explode after it was hit by a Japanese bomb in Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. REUTERS/Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives

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<p>Pearl Harbor survivor Bob Jensen of Arizona salutes during the memorial ceremony honoring the 65th anniversary of Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 7, 2006. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry </p>

Pearl Harbor survivor Bob Jensen of Arizona salutes during the memorial ceremony honoring the 65th anniversary of Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 7, 2006. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

Pearl Harbor survivor Bob Jensen of Arizona salutes during the memorial ceremony honoring the 65th anniversary of Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 7, 2006. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

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<p>Pearl Harbor survivor Mal Middlesworth salutes at the moment in time that Pearl Harbor was attacked on Dec 7, 1941 at the memorial ceremony honoring the 65th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 7, 2006. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry </p>

Pearl Harbor survivor Mal Middlesworth salutes at the moment in time that Pearl Harbor was attacked on Dec 7, 1941 at the memorial ceremony honoring the 65th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 7, 2006....more

Pearl Harbor survivor Mal Middlesworth salutes at the moment in time that Pearl Harbor was attacked on Dec 7, 1941 at the memorial ceremony honoring the 65th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 7, 2006. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

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