Photograph taken from a Japanese plane during the torpedo attack on ships moored on both sides of Ford Island. View looks about east, with the supply depot, submarine base and fuel tank farm in the right center distance. A torpedo has just hit USS West Virginia on the far side of Ford Island (center). Other battleships moored nearby are (from left): Nevada, Arizona, Tennessee (inboard of West Virginia), Oklahoma (torpedoed and listing) alongside Maryland, and California. On the near side of Ford Island, to the left, are light cruisers Detroit and Raleigh, target and training ship Utah and seaplane tender Tangier. Raleigh and Utah have been torpedoed, and Utah is listing sharply to port. 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. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Survivors of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor will be honored at a ceremony on Saturday, December 7 at 11:00 am at the Don and Ann Davis Park at the west end of Olive Street in Newport.Those lost will also be remembered.
Survivors’ families, all veterans, and the general public are invited to attend.
On December 7, 1941, a date that President Roosevelt declared would “live in infamy,” over 2400 people died when the US Navy fleet suffered a devastating air attack, leading to the United States’ entry into WWII. The Pearl Harbor Memorial ceremony will include presentation of the colors, photos, prayer, and brief statements.