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Pearl Harbor Attack - Planes Burn at Hickam Field

Pearl Harbor Attack - Planes Burn at Hickam Field Disasters Famous Historical Events World War II Visual Arts American History

The FDR Library, which maintains a copy of this photograph, describes it this way:  "Damage at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii from Japanese attack."

We learn more details about this picture from the Naval History & Heritage Command:

Sailors stand amid wrecked planes at the Ford Island seaplane base, watching as USS Shaw (DD-373) explodes in the center background, 7 December 1941.

USS Nevada (BB-36) is also visible in the middle background, with her bow headed toward the left.

Planes present include PBY, OS2U and SOC types. Wrecked wing in the foreground is from a PBY.

Click on the image for a much-better view.


Media Credits

Image online, courtesy FDR Library.

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