December 12, 2003


This captured Japanese aerial view of Pearl Harbor was taken very
early in the attack on December 7, 1941. Note the concussion waves
in the water from a bomb exploding near the USS Oklahoma. Close inspection shows two torpedo tracks cutting across the shock
waves, heading for Battleship Row. Ships shown here include (left
to right) USS Nevada, USS Arizona (inboard of the USS Vestal),
USS West Virginia, USS Tennesse (inboard of the West Virginia),
and USS Oklahoma (with USS Maryland inboard).