Pearl Harbor: A Day in Infamy

Pearl Harbor: A Day in Infamy

FYI on this Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day I am repeating my article from last year.

Above is the Brownie camera the photos on this post were found in. See the pictures down toward the bottom.

I am posting info from a friend on twitter, @RollinsWallace. The following are remembrances from his family, which saw the attack and took photos first hand.

On Sunday, December 7, 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[…]

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