On this day, the 73rd anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, I share a half-dozen photographs shot Dec. 7, 1941, the “day that will live in infamy.”
Tug boats and other ships try to keep the USS California afloat after it was hit by Japanese torpedoes and bombs during the air attack in the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941.
A U.S sailor removes an undetonated Japanese bomb, bottom center, found in the USS West Virginia during a salvage mission following the air attack in the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941.
A U.S. Navy ship sits burned out and damaged in Drydock One following the Japanese air attack on the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Dec. 7, 1941.
U.S. Army aircraft lay destroyed following the Japanese air attack on Wheeler Air Field, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941.
The USS Arizona burns after being hit by a Japanese bomb while U.S. sailors aboard the neighboring USS Tennessee spray fire hoses to force burning oil away from their ship during the air attack in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941.
U.S. sailors rescue a survivor from the water alongside the sunken USS West Virginia during the Japanese air attack in the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941.
Credit for the photos above belongs to the U.S. Navy photographers who shot them as well as the Navy History and Heritage Center Collection and the National Archives collection where they are kept. To see more photos like these, click here.
FYI: I encourage you on this day and every day to thank a veteran for the freedom you enjoy.
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