December 7, 1941

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    "December 7th, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy."
    — President Franklin D. Roosevelt

    December 7, 1941. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. A small boat rescues a seaman from the 31,800 ton USS West Virginia burning in the foreground. Smoke rolling out amidships shows where the most extensive damage occurred. Note the two men in the superstructure. The USS Tennessee is inboard.

    This image originally came from the U.S. Navy, Office of Public Relations. It is now part of the Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information Photograph Collection at the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division:


    guy.mccarthy, Catsbow, raúl.mira, and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. edward's love 88 months ago | reply

      i am remembering all who lost there life's on December 7 and that is the day i will remember all of life and i do thank you for the great job that you all did for this country God Bless And Take Care all of you

    2. guy.mccarthy 88 months ago | reply

      Nice archival work Caveman 92223 - hope all is well where you are.

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Bienvenidos todos los recuerdos / All Memories Welcome, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      thank you for adding to the group - and for commenting on the work of others you admire - best wishes this season - guy

      Un recuerdo para siempre / A memory forever

      Bienvenidos todos los recuerdos (Añade 1, Comenta 2)
      All Memories Welcome (Add 1, Comment 2)

      Si tienes 5 o más RELOJES (GANADOR DE LAS 5 EN PUNTO) - If you have 5 or more CLOCKS (5 O'CLOCK WINNER)

    3. mxmomma 88 months ago | reply

      Not to take away from the significance of the day or the people but that is how I remember grandpa's birthday.

    4. Pete Zarria 88 months ago | reply

      Well done. It should be remembered, not as history but as a lesson of the future.

    5. Jeanne Kliemesch 88 months ago | reply

      very impressive !!!!

    6. Catsbow 84 months ago | reply

      My uncle, John W. Hamlet, was on the USS West Virginia when it was hit. He died in 2006 and we took his ashes to Pearl Harbor in November of 2006 to scatter them at the site of the USS Utah. The Navy service they honored him with was amazing and heart felt. I try to always be greatful for those men and women who are willing to be a part of our military.

    7. Ducky41 76 months ago | reply

      I was born at 2:10 a.m., Pacific Time on Dec. 7th. All my life, I have been interested in Pearl Harbor and the history of WW2 my entire life. I had hoped to visit the Pearl Harbor Memorial at some point in my life, but it didn't happen. My father and stepdad were in the war, and both are gone now. There will never be a generation like that one.

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