View of the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor

ID: SIA2013-00600 or USN 32792

Creator: United States Dept. of the Navy

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Date: December 7, 1941

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-112, Box 9, Folder: Photographs: Japanese Operations/Pearl Harbor

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Summary

View of the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Smoke can be seen coming off of the ships in the harbor.

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

The attack on Pearl Harbor brought the United States into World War Two. The day following the attack, December 8, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered his "Day of Infamy" speech, and the United States entered World War II. The attack left over 3,500 Americans were killed or wounded, and 350 aircraft destroyed or damaged.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-112, Box 9, Folder: Photographs: Japanese Operations/Pearl Harbor

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

December 7, 1941

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Boats and boating
  • Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
  • Naval battles
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Ships

Place

  • Hawaii
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Pearl Harbor (Hawaii)

ID Number

SIA2013-00600 or USN 32792

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print

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