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Cleaning Up the Apron at Ford Island Naval Air Station

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Sailors clear debris from the apron near Hangar 6 on Ford Island. USS Shaw (DD-373) burns in the background. The pile of dirt in the center of the image may be the bomb hit from Lieutenant Commander Kakuichi Takahashi of Shokaku, leading nine Aichi D3A Type 99 dive bombers armed with 250 kilogram (550 pound) bombs. The others scored six hits, causing extensive fires and burning part of Hangar 6. Thirty-three of seventy aircraft were destroyed or heavily damaged. Patrol Wing Two repaired several aircraft for reconnaissance flights within hours of the attack.
Image Filename wwii1405.jpg
Image Size 2.42 MB
Image Dimensions 2924 x 2315
Photographer Unknown
Photographer Title United States Navy
Caption Author Jason McDonald
Date Photographed December 08, 1941
Location Hangar 6, Ford Island Naval Air Station
City Pearl Harbor
State or Province Hawaii
Country United States of America
Archive National Archives and Records Administration
Record Number NRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(25)
Status Caption ©2010, ©2024 MFA Productions LLC
Image in the Public Domain

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