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Kaleun1961
03-08-2007, 04:46 PM
I just got an email from my brother, purporting to be newly found photos taken by a sailor at Pearl Harbor on 12-7-41. They have supposedly been found stored in an old Brownie camera storedd in a foot locker. I will reproduce the text of the email and the photos themselves, below. Even if this is not a true story, the photos themselves seem real enough. Enjoy!:

Subject: Fw: Photos Stored in an old Brownie Camera since 1941
Thought you might find these photo's very
interesting, what quality from 1941.
Pearl Harbor Photos found in an old Brownie
stored in a foot locker ?

THESE PHOTOS ARE FROM A SAILOR WHO, WAS ON THE
USS QUAPAW ATF-11O.??

December 7th, 1941
Pearl Harbor
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.
When it was over, the U.S. losses were:

Casualties
USA /st1:country-region : 218 KIA, 364 WIA.
USN: 2,008 KIA, 710 WIA.
USMC: 109 KIA, 69 WIA.
Civilians: 68 KIA, 35 WIA.
Battleships
USS Arizona (BB-39) - total loss whe n 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.

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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-37 2) 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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Tater-SW-
03-08-2007, 04:50 PM
The photos are real (many are quite famous, actually, published many, many times---the 12th one is perhaps THE iconic image of the attack (the destruction of Arizona)), the email and explanation are a hoax. Snopes it if you don't believe me.

tater

bunkerratt
03-08-2007, 05:03 PM
awsome bro..some i have seen some i have not..but none the less ...a vivid reminder...

Kaleun1961
03-08-2007, 05:10 PM
Originally posted by Tater-SW-:
The photos are real (many are quite famous, actually, published many, many times---the 12th one is perhaps THE iconic image of the attack (the destruction of Arizona)), the email and explanation are a hoax. Snopes it if you don't believe me.

tater

No need; I'll take your word on it. As an amateur photographer I find it highly unlikely that the original film would stand up so well after many years in storage. Makes for a nice story, but totally unrealistic, like much of the prattle circulating by email.

Kaleun1961
03-08-2007, 05:44 PM
Yup, the email is a fake. Found some info on Snopes.com:

Pearl Harbour Photo Myth (http://www.snopes.com/photos/military/pearlharbor.asp)

tuddley3
03-08-2007, 06:15 PM
Hmm, would make great Intros for SH4.

mariuszj1939
03-09-2007, 02:59 AM
Great pictures http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

I like especially no 3 and 5 (with old cars)

Goose_Green
03-09-2007, 04:29 AM
I have had the same email, I got it forwarded to me from a mate with the same pictures, 19 in all I got as an attachment.

Great pictures nonetheless http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif