Photo #: 19-N-26303
USS Curtiss (AV-4)
View on the Main Deck, looking forward and to port, showing blast damage to the hangar doors resulting from a Japanese 250 kilogram bomb that exploded inside the hangar during the Pearl Harbor raid, 7 December 1941.
In the foreground is the wreckage of an OS2U-2 floatplane that was destroyed on board Curtiss during the attack.
Photographed on 7 December 1941.
Note ventilator head in the right foreground and shuffleboard court painted on the deck near the OS2U wreckage.
Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
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26 October 2000