Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2011

(Below) On December 7, 2011, after the passage of 70 years, over 25 veterans at the 8th AFHS-Mn luncheon recalled where they were and their first reaction to the news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The introductory slide show is composed of U.S. Navy History and Heritage Website photos in the public domain also archived at the National Archives. Music is used with permission and is from the Peek Bros. "Piano Stories" CD available on their website.
 
Video DVD is also available. 32 min.: 2011
 
The U.S. Navy website has an excellent collection of online photos with descriptions. As one example, see the photgraph below.
Photo Description below is from the US Navy History and Heritage website.
"Photo #: NH 50931

Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941

Torpedo planes attack "Battleship Row" at about 0800 on 7 December, seen from a Japanese aircraft. Ships are, from lower left to right: Nevada (BB-36) with flag raised at stern; Arizona (BB-39) with Vestal (AR-4) outboard; Tennessee (BB-43) with West Virginia (BB-48) outboard; Maryland (BB-46) with Oklahoma (BB-37) outboard; Neosho (AO-23) and California (BB-44).
West Virginia, Oklahoma and California have been torpedoed, as marked by ripples and spreading oil, and the first two are listing to port. Torpedo drop splashes and running tracks are visible at left and center.
White smoke in the distance is from Hickam Field. Grey smoke in the center middle distance is from the torpedoed USS Helena (CL-50), at the Navy Yard's 1010 dock.
Japanese writing in lower right states that the image was reproduced by authorization of the Navy Ministry.

NHHC Photograph.

Online Image: 144KB; 740 x 545 "
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