The photos displayed here are from
December 7, 1941 - Pearl Harbor. They were forwarded to us by shipmate
Roger Nelson. Should we find more, they will appear here. If anyone has
more, the can be forwarded to the webmaster.
on a small photo below to see the full size image on the flag.
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:
US Army: 218 KIA, 364 WIA.
US Navy: 2,008 KIA, 710 WIA.
US Marine Corp: 109 KIA, 69 WIA.
Civilians: 68 KIA, 35 WIA.
TOTAL: 2,403 KIA, 1,178 WIA.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
USS Ogala (CM-4) - Sunk but later raised and repaired.
USS Curtiss (AV-4) - Severely damaged but later repaired.
USS Vestal (AR-4) - Severely 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