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80-G-32492 Pearl Harbor Attack

Photo #: 80-G-32492  Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941
Description: Sandbagged .30 caliber machine gun emplacement with gun crew on alert, at the seaplane base near Ford Island's southern tip, soon after the Japanese attack. Note wind sock atop hangar at right, PBY patrol plane warming up by the corner of the hangar, another PBY in the center distance, and three SOC floatplanes at left with the beached battleship Nevada (BB-36) beyond. Sandbags are marked Permanente. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-32492
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