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NH 96660 USS Curtiss (AV-4)

Photo #: NH 96660  Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941
Title: Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941
Description: USS Curtiss (AV-4) afire after she was hit by a crashing Japanese dive bomber. Photographed from USS Tangier (AV-8). USS Medusa (AR-1) is at right. Timbers floating in the water (foreground) may be from USS Utah (AG-16), which had been sunk at her berth, astern of Tangier. Note weathered paintwork on Curtiss and Medusa. The original photograph was in the CinCPac report of the Pearl harbor Attack, 15 February 1942, Volume 3, in 1990. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
Catalog #: NH 96660
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