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Day of Infamy - Photos from the NARA

Discussion in 'Pearl Harbor' started by kerrd5, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. kerrd5

    kerrd5 Ace

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    There are many iconic photographs from Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.

    World War II Photos

    While at College Park in July, I found and scanned ten less well known U.S.
    Army Signal Corps' photos taken at the various Army Air Fields on December 7th.

    Category:Airfields of the United States Army Air Forces in Hawaii - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    File:pearlmap1.png - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    They have all been resized for Flickr.

    SC 127000, Bellows Field.

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    SC 127001, Hickam Field.

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    SC 127002, Hickam Field.

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    SC 127005, Hickam Field.

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    SC 127006, Hickam Field.

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    Pearl - a set on Flickr

    If anyone would like high-res versions of this photos, just let me know.

    III-SC 127000, 127001, 127002, 127005, and 127006, credit NARA.


    Dave
     
  2. kerrd5

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    And the remaining five.

    SC 127012, Bellows Field.

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    SC 127016, wreckage of Japanese plane, Oahu.

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    SC 127017, Wheeler Field.

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    SC 176596, Hickam Field.

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    SC 176619, Hickam Field, 1640 Hrs.

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    III-SC 127012, 127016, 127017, 176596, and 176619, credit NARA.



    Dave
     
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    If you have the hi-res files online somewhere I'd like to share them with some PHHA folks.
     
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    Send me a PM with your email address and I will send you the high-res versions.


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    SC 127000 and SC 127012 are often miss-captioned. They were damaged in a collision; you can see the slash in 337's fuselage from the other's wing and the cuts in 337's wing from the prop bas well as the corresponding wing damage on the other and lack of propeller.

    Nice shots Kerd; I've been mining the San Bruno and Seattle Archives and hit NARA II back in October, but only Navy records. One thing you might keep an eye out for is the wreckage - there were some Army Amphibs that were shot up at Wheeler and due to the changes in markings, etc., we're not quite sure what they look like; best we can guess is that some of them were still in the pre-war scheme shown in this photo but that's entirely based on Navy photo 80-G-32896, which shows an OA-9 inverted in the wreckage. Both have a cheat line/demarcation between the "hull" color and the fuseage color, which I haven't seen in the wartime camouflaged ones.

    If you see any other shots like that that look like they might have clear markings and numbers it might help advance our knowledge about how certain squadrons and planes were marked at the time of the attack; there is a lot of smoke and dust in what we know there....
     
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    mcoffee Son-of-a-Gun(ner)

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    Great quality pics, I had not seen those before
     
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    mcoffee Son-of-a-Gun(ner)

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    The three direct links to images that I posted are all Signal Corps photos.
    127009
    127011
    127023
     

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