Photo #: NH 50929
Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941
Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken from a Japanese plane during the torpedo attack on the ships moored on both sides of Ford Island. View looks about southeast, with Honolulu and Diamond Head in the right distance.
Torpedoes have just struck USS West Virginia and USS Oklahoma on the far side of Ford Island.
On the near side of the island, toward the left, USS Utah and USS Raleigh have already been torpedoed.
Fires are burning at the seaplane base, at the right end of Ford Island. Across the channel from the seaplane base, smoke along 1010 Dock indicates that USS Helena has also been torpedoed.
Japanese inscriptions at the bottom indicate that this view was published by Osaka University.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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12 October 2000