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Pearl Harbor Pictures (found in old brownie camera)

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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 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 st ruck 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 075 3 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 Marine Corp: 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.)

 

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