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File:USS SHAW exploding Pearl Harbour Nara 80-G-16871 2.jpg

English: A navy photographer snapped this photograph of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour in Hawaii on December 7, 1941, just as the USS Shaw exploded. (80-G-16871)
Date 7 December 1941
Source US archives
Author Unknown navy photographer


In the Winter 2004, Vol. 36, No. 4 of the National Archives magazine, Prologue, named this image one of its top ten requested images

The other 10 were:

  • Iwo Jima flag raising



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