Pearl Harbor Photos

PICS TAKEN 68 YRS AGO & LEFT IN A BROWNIE CAMERA

THESE  PHOTOS ARE FROM A SAILOR WHO WAS ON THE USS  QUAPAW ATF-11O.

PEARL  HARBOR
December  7th, 1941



Pearl  Harbor
On  Sunday, December 7th, 1941 the Japanese launched  a surprise attack against the U.S. Forces  stationed at Pearl Harbor , Hawaii By planning  this attack on a Sunday, the Japanese commander  Admiral Nagumo, hoped to catch the entire fleet  in port. As luck would have it, the Aircraft  Carriers and one of the Battleships were not in  port. (The USS Enterprise was returning from     Wake Island , where it had just delivered some  aircraft. The USS Lexington was ferrying  aircraft to Midway, and the USS Saratoga and USS  Colorado were undergoing repairs in the  United  States .)
In  spite of the latest intelligence reports about  the missing aircraft carriers (his most  important targets), Admiral Nagumo decided to  continue the attack with his force of six  carriers and 423 aircraft. At a range of 230  miles north of  Oahu , he launched the first wave  of a two-wave attack. Beginning at 0600 hours  his first wave consisted of 183 fighters and  torpedo bombers which struck at the fleet in  Pearl Harbor and the airfields in Hickam,     Kaneohe and Ewa. The second strike, launched at  0715 hours, consisted of 167 aircraft, which  again struck at the same targets.
At  0753 hours the first wave consisting of 40  Nakajima B5N2 ‘Kate’ torpedo bombers, 51 Aichi  D3A1 ‘Val’ dive bombers, 50 high altitude  bombers and 43 Zeros struck airfields and Pearl  Harbor Within the next hour, the second wave  arrived and continued the attack.
When  it was over, the U..S. Losses were:
Casualties
US  Army: 218 KIA, 364 WIA.
US  Navy: 2,008 KIA, 710 WIA.
US  MarineCorp: 109 KIA, 69 WIA.
Civilians:  68 KIA, 35 WIA.
TOTAL:  2,403 KIA, 1,178 WIA.
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Battleships
USS  Arizona (BB-39) – total loss when a bomb hit her  magazine.
USS  Oklahoma (BB-37) – Total loss when she capsized  and sunk in the harbor.
USS  California (BB-4 4) – Sunk at her berth. Later  raised and repaired.
USS  West Virginia (BB-48) – Sunk at her berth. Later  raised and repaired.
USS  Nevada – (BB-36) Beached to prevent sinking.  Later repaired.
USS  Pennsylvania (BB-38) – Light damage.
USS  Maryland (BB-46) – Light damage.
USS  Tennessee (BB-43) Light damage.
USS  Utah (AG-16) – (former battleship used as a  target) – Sunk.
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Cruisers
USS  New Orleans (CA-32) – Light Damage..
USS  San Francisco (CA-38) – Light Damage.
USS  Detroit (CL-8) – Light Damage.
USS  Raleigh (CL-7) – Heavily damaged but repaired.
USS  Helena (CL-50) – Light Damage.
USS  Honolulu (CL-48) – Light Damage..
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Destroyers
USS  Downes (DD-375) – Destroyed. Parts salvaged.
USS  Cassin – (DD -3 7 2) Destroyed. Parts salvaged.
USS  Shaw (DD-373) – Very heavy damage.
USS  Helm (DD-388) – Light Damage.
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Minelayer
USS  Ogala (CM-4) – Sunk but later raised and  repaired.
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Seaplane  Tender
USS  Curtiss (AV-4) – Severely damaged but later  repaired.
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Repair  Ship
USS  Vestal (AR-4) – Severely damaged but later  repaired.
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Harbor  Tug
USS  Sotoyomo (YT-9) – Sunk but later raised and  repaired.
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Aircraft
188  Aircraft destroyed (92 USN and 92 U.S. Army Air  Corps.)

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