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Photo #: . Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941. Japanese naval aircraft prepare to take off from an aircraft carrier (reportedly Shokaku) to attack Pearl Harbor during the morning of 7 December 1941. Plane in the foreground is a "Zero" Fighter, in front of "Val" dive bombers. This is probably the launch of the second attack wave.

Source Official U.S. Navy Photograph 80-G-71198, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Author Unknown
, the original photograph was captured on Attu in 1943.
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current11:13, 13 February 2016Thumbnail for version as of 11:13, 13 February 20165,594 × 4,232 (6.8 MB)Alonso de MendozaHigher resolution
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