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.
2) A picture depicting the pilots receiving their final orders before taking off.
3) A picture depicting Japanese pilots heading toward their aircraft.
4) Japanese troops and sailors cheer as aircraft take off from a carrier.
5) A picture of Zuikaku, one of the Imperial Japanese Navy’s six aircraft carriers used in the attack.
6) An aerial picture of Pearl Harbor during the first wave of the attack.
7) Another picture depicting an aerial view of the attack.
8) A Japanese photographer captures the initial blows struck against the American battleships.
9) A picture depicting a burning American battleship.
10) Another aerial view of the attack. Additionally, the background depicts smoke rising from Hickam Field.
11) An image captured by a Japanese photographer depicts ships burning and oil slowly seeping into the waters.
12) The Japanese destroyed 20 American battleships during their surprise attack. The picture below depicts the USS Arizona burning and subsequently sinking.
13) A picture depicting oil leaking from damaged battleships.
14) A picture captured by a U.S. Navy photographer depicts a Japanese bomber approaching Pearl Harbor for initiating the attack.
15) A wide-angle shot during the attack showcases smoke and fire permeating the sky above Pearl Harbor.
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.
18) The battleship USS Shaw slowly burns after being hit during the attack.
19) A picture depicting American battleships burning after the Japanese attack.
20) The battleship Arizona capsizes after being hit during the attack.
21) A picture depicting firefighters trying to douse the fire on the battleship USS West Virginia.
22) Smoke rises from several damaged American battleships.
23) A picture depicting USS Shaw exploding during the attack.
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.
24) A picture depicting the wreckage of a Japanese aircraft shot down during the attack.
25) A Japanese submarine washes ashore at Bellows Field.
26) An aerial picture depicting the oil-streaked waters surrounding the harbour after the Japanese attack. December 10, 1941.
27) A picture depicting newspaper headlines pertaining to the attack on Pearl Harbor.
(C: U.S. Navy / AP Photo)
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