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1941 Pearl Harbor Action Photos -

1941 Pearl Harbor Action Photos -



Peter Tramm, is our e-mail friend who sends us all kinds of stuff for our websites, especially rushonline, coverups and usaf.com. He is 72 years old, and a retired marine corps officer.  He sent me these chilling pictures which I had to share with you all.
He sent me the following text and pictures which I have shared with you. There are many in our family who like WW2 stuff.

ORIGINAL
PEARL HARBOR PHOTOS
THE FELLOW WHO SENT THESE TO PETER TRAMN RECEIVED THEM FROM AN OLD SHIPMATE ON THE USS QUAPAW  ATF-11O. INTERESTING AS HE'S NEVER SEEN THEM ANYWHERE ELSE.


PEARL HARBOR DEC. 7, 1941 NEVER FORGET THIS ! - Peter Tramn

On
Sunday, December 7th, 1941 the Japanese launched a surprise attack against the U.S. Forces stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. By planning his 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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Casualties:
USA:      218 KIA,    364 WIA.
USN:    2008 KIA,    710 WIA.
USMC:    109 KIA,     69 WIA.
Civilians:  68 KIA,     35 WIA.
TOTAL:  2403 KIA, 1178 WIA
.
 
Battleships:
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 harbor.
USS California (BB-44) - Sunk at her berth. Later raised and repaired.
USS West Virginia (BB-48) - Sunk at her berth. Later raised and repaired.
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.
 
Cruisers:
USS New Orleans(CA-32) - Light Damage..
USS San Francisco(CA38) - 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..
 
Destroyers:
USS Downes (DD-375) - Destroyed. Parts salvaged.
USS Cassin (DD-372) - Destroyed. Parts salvaged.
USS Shaw (DD-373) - Very heavy damage.
USS Helm (DD-388) - Light Damage.
 
Minelayer:
USS Ogala (CM-4) - Sunk but later raised and repaired.

Seaplane Tender:
USS Curtiss (AV-4) - Severely damaged but later repaired.
 
Repair Ship:
USS Vestal (AR-4) - Severely damaged but later repaired.
 
Harbor Tug:
USS Sotoyomo (YT-9) - Sunk but later raised and repaired.
 
Aircraft:
188 Aircraft destroyed (92 USN and 92 U.S. Army Air Corps.)


 
 

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3 / 1000 comments
Jun 30, 2006  ( 3 comments )  
6/30/2006
7:07 am
Richard Carr (richard)
Great job Julie!  Thanks for sharing them!
6/30/2006
2:49 pm
Kathy Carr (kathy)
Wow, I didn't realize there were so many other ships in the harbor that day.
6/30/2006
3:22 pm
Tom Carr (penpaint)
Hi Julie - this is a great collection of photos!! And it is nicely put together.
I remember clearly that day and the efffect it had on all of us. It was a crisp outclear and cold day, and my dad and I were just returning from a trip and getting out of the car, when my mother came out and told us about this terrible news that she heard on the radio! That sure change millions of lives!
Thanks, Dad
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