Attack on Pearl Harbor- in rare pictures

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The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was one of the most impactful events in American history. Additionally, this surprise attack is regarded as one of the main reasons for the United States’ entry into World War II. We have compiled a list of pictures that showcase the main events that took place during the Pearl Harbor attack.

Let us take a look at the Attack on Pearl Harbor- in rare pictures.

1) A picture obtained from a Japanese newsreel depicts Japanese soldiers receiving instructions aboard an aircraft carrier before the attack on Pearl Harbor. December 7, 1941.

A picture of Japanese pilots- Attack on Pearl Harbor

2) A picture depicting the pilots receiving their final orders before taking off.

A picture of japanese pilots- Attack on Pearl Harbor

3) A picture depicting Japanese pilots heading toward their aircraft.

A picture of Japanese pilots heading for their planes- Attack on Pearl Harbor

4) Japanese troops and sailors cheer as aircraft take off from a carrier.

A picture depicting cheering japanese troops

5) A picture of Zuikaku, one of the Imperial Japanese Navy’s six aircraft carriers used in the attack.

A picture of a carrier- Attack on Pearl Harbor

6) An aerial picture of Pearl Harbor during the first wave of the attack.

A picture of Pearl harbour during the first wave of attack- Attack on Pearl Harbor

7) Another picture depicting an aerial view of the attack.

A picture of the attack on Pearl Harbour- Attack on Pearl Harbor

8) A Japanese photographer captures the initial blows struck against the American battleships.

A picture of the initial destruction- Attack on Pearl Harbor

9) A picture depicting a burning American battleship.

A picture of the burning American ships-Attack on Pearl Harbor

10) Another aerial view of the attack. Additionally, the background depicts smoke rising from Hickam Field.

An aerial picture of the attack- Attack on Pearl Harbor

11) An image captured by a Japanese photographer depicts ships burning and oil slowly seeping into the waters.

A picture of the attack- Attack on Pearl Harbor

12) The Japanese destroyed 20 American battleships during their surprise attack. The picture below depicts the USS Arizona burning and subsequently sinking.

A picture of the burning Arizona

13) A picture depicting oil leaking from damaged battleships.

A picture of the leaking oil

14) A picture captured by a U.S. Navy photographer depicts a Japanese bomber approaching Pearl Harbor for initiating the attack.

A picture of the Japanese bomber

15) A wide-angle shot during the attack showcases smoke and fire permeating the sky above Pearl Harbor.

A wide angle view of the ksy during the attack

16) A Japanese photographer captures a shot of the attack. Additionally, a Japanese bomber is showcased in the lower-right foreground.

17) A picture depicting the sinking battleship USS West Virginia.

A picture of a sinking ship

18) The battleship USS Shaw slowly burns after being hit during the attack.A picture of the burning USS Shaw

19) A picture depicting American battleships burning after the Japanese attack.

A picture of burning American battleships

20) The battleship Arizona capsizes after being hit during the attack.

A picture of USS Arizona

21) A picture depicting firefighters trying to douse the fire on the battleship USS West Virginia.

A picture of the USS Virginia

22) Smoke rises from several damaged American battleships.

A picture of damaged battleships

23) A picture depicting USS Shaw exploding during the attack.

A picture of th burning USS Shaw

24) A picture depicting American sailors standing among the destroyed aircraft at Ford Island Naval Air Station. Meanwhile, the USS Shaw burns in the background.

A picture of the US Navy

24) A picture depicting the wreckage of a Japanese aircraft shot down during the attack.

A picture of wreckage

25) A Japanese submarine washes ashore at Bellows Field.

A picture of a Japanese midget submarine

26) An aerial picture depicting the oil-streaked waters surrounding the harbour after the Japanese attack. December 10, 1941.

A picture depicting oil streaked water

27) A picture depicting newspaper headlines pertaining to the attack on Pearl Harbor.

A picture depicting newspaper headlines pertaining to the attack on Pearl Harbor.

(C: U.S. Navy / AP Photo)

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