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80-G-3913 Japanese Chart of Pearl Harbor

Photo #: 80-G-3913  Japanese Chart of Pearl Harbor
Description: Recovered from a Japanese Navy aircraft downed during the attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941. The chart identifies ship mooring locations and is entitled (at upper left): Report on positions of enemy fleet at anchorage A. Code at left represents ship types (Letter figures are written in katakana: A - battleship; I - aircraft carrier; E - cruiser; U - special service ship; O - light cruiser. Mooring locations are coded with paired katakana figures or with katakana plus an arabic numeral, but do not specifically identify the ship types moored there. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-3913
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