PEARL HARBOR — Dec. 7, 1941: A photograph taken from a Japanese
aircraft during the torpedo attack on ships moored on both sides
of Ford Island. This view looks east, with the supply depot,
submarine base and fuel tank farm in the right center distance.
A torpedo has just hit the battleship West Virginia on the
far side of Ford Island (center). Japanese planes are visible
in the right center (over Ford Island) and over the Navy Yard at right.
Japanese writing in the lower right states that the photograph was
reproduced by authorization of the Navy Ministry.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: U.S. Naval Historical Center