About PHOTOS STORED IN AN OLD BROWNIE CAMERA
|March 16th, 2007||#1|
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PHOTOS STORED IN AN OLD BROWNIE CAMERA info
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Pearl Harbor photos found in an old Brownie stored in a foot locker.
THESE PHOTOS ARE FROM A SAILOR WHO WAS ON THE USS QUAPAW ATF-11O.
On Sunday, December 7th, 1941 the Japanese launched a surprise
attack against the U.S. Forces stationed at Pearl Harbor , Hawaii . By
planning his 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
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
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:
USA : 218 KIA, 364 WIA.
USN: 2,008 KIA, 710 WIA.
USMC: 109 KIA, 69 WIA.
Civilians: 68 KIA, 35 WIA.
TOTAL: 2,403 KIA, 1,178 WIA
USS Arizona (BB-39) - total loss whe n a bomb hit her magazine.
USS Oklahoma (BB-37) - Total loss when she capsized and sunk in the
USS California (BB-44) - Sunk at her berth. Later raised and repaired.
USS West Virginia (BB-40 - Sunk at her berth. Later raised and
USS Nevada - (BB-36) Beached to prevent sinking. Later repaired.
USS Pennsylvania (BB-30 - 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.
USS New Orleans (CA-32) - Light Damage..
USS San Francisco (CA30 - Light Damage.
USS Detroit (CL-0 - Light Damage.
USS Raleigh (CL-7) - Heavily damaged but repaired.
USS Helena (CL-50) - Light Damage.
USS Honolulu (CL-40 - Light Damage..
USS Downes (DD-375) - Destroyed. Parts salvaged.
USS Cassin - (DD-37 2) Destroyed. Parts salvaged.
USS Shaw (DD-373) - Very heavy damage.
USS Helm (DD-380 - Light Damage.
USS Ogala (CM-4) - Sunk but later raised and repaired.
USS Vestal (AR-4) - Sever ely damaged but later repaired.
USS Sotoyomo (YT-9) - Sunk but later raised and repaired.
188 Aircraft destroyed (92 USN and 92 U.S. Army Air Corps.)
“War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.”
—John Stuart Mill
Last edited by Missileer; March 16th, 2007 at 23:59..
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"The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental." - John Steinbeck
|March 18th, 2007||#4|
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I saw these earlier this year. I actually got some signed by a Marine who was at Pearl when they were attacked.
You can't scratch and salute at the same time! That's communist! - LTC Ivens
Son, you got a panty on yo' head. - Raising Arizona
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|August 22nd, 2009||#7|
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Wait a minute info
These are not new photos at all. They have been in the National Archives since 1942. My Uncle was on the Nevada BB-36 and he had a set of these in the late 1950's.
The Quapaw wasn't built for a long time after Pearl
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