Photo #: 19-N-26296
USS Curtiss (AV-4)
Hole in the Main Deck made by a Japanese 250 kilogram bomb that struck the ship during the Pearl Harbor raid, 7 December 1941. The bomb initially struck atop Curtiss' Boat Deck near the starboard side amidships and penetrated three decks to explode at Main Deck level at the site of this hole. The hole was about eight feet in diameter.
View looks toward the port side at the forward end of the Hangar, with the wreckage of the Battery Shop in the background.
Photographed on 7 December 1941.
Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
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26 October 2000