Pearl Harbor Raid, 7 December 1941
Miscellaneous Views related to Japanese participation in the Raid



This page features miscellaneous pictures related to the Japanese side of the Pearl Harbor attack.

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Photo #: 80-G-413507

Pearl Harbor Attack
, 7 December 1941

Chart of Pearl Harbor recovered from a Japanese midget submarine captured after the attack.
The chart shows various courses around Ford Island and gives ship locations which do not necessarily correspond to actual 7 December ship positions. Since it presumably came from the midget submarine HA-19, which was unsuccessful in its attempts to enter the harbor, these details probably represent expected ship locations and intended maneuvers by the submarine.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives Collection.

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Photo #: 80-G-3913

Japanese Chart of Pearl Harbor


Recovered from a Japanese Navy aircraft downed during the attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941.
The chart identifies ship mooring locations and is entitled (at upper left): "Report on positions of enemy fleet at anchorage A". Code at left represents ship types (Letter figures are written in katakana: "A" - battleship; "I" - aircraft carrier; "E" - cruiser; "U" - special service ship; "O" - light cruiser. Mooring locations are coded with paired katakana figures or with katakana plus an arabic numeral, but do not specifically identify the ship types moored there.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives Collection.

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Photo #: 80-G-3914

Japanese Chart of Lahaina Anchorage, Maui, Hawaii


Recovered from a Japanese Navy aircraft downed during the attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941.
The chart identifies ship mooring locations and is entitled (at upper left): "Report on positions of enemy fleet at anchorage B". The chart identifies mooring locations with a radial grid. Sectors and distances are coded by single katakana figures.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives Collection.

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Photo #: 80-G-32891

Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941


Cartoon found in a crashed Japanese Navy aircraft following the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The Japanese inscription at left reads: "Hear! The voice of the moment of death. Wake up, you fools."

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives Collection.

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Photo #: 80-G-182245

Japanese Navy Type 97 Carrier Attack Plane (B5N1 "Kate")


Takes off from the carrier Akagi during the filming of the motion picture "From Pearl Harbor to Malaya", circa March-April 1942.
This scene is frequently used to represent the launch of torpedo planes to attack Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. However the plane is the older B5N1 model, not the B5N2 used for the Hawaii Operation. Its torpedo is an exercise unit (note its dented nose and lack of "air box" aerodynamic fins at the tail).

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives Collection.

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Photo #: NH 62534

Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941


Japanese model of Pearl Harbor, showing ships located as they were during the 7 December 1941 attack. This model was constructed after the attack for use in making a motion picture.
The original photograph was brought back to the U.S. from Japan at the end of World War II by Rear Admiral John Shafroth, USN.

Collection of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz.

NHHC Photograph.

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