Photo #: 80-G-604950
Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941
Three civilians were killed in this shrapnel-riddled car by a bomb dropped from a Japanese plane eight miles from Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. The attack took place in a residential district, near no military objective.
Note: The above information is entirely from the original December 1941 caption.
The actual circumstances: The occupants of the automobile were members of the McCabe family. They lost their lives when a U.S. five-inch anti-aircraft shell exploded nearby while they were driving through Honolulu, en route to their workplaces at Pearl Harbor.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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15 November 2000