Pearl Harbor Photos from the National Archives


Control Number NRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(18)
Title The destroyer USS SHAW after her magazine exploded during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7,1941.
Production Date 12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 78470 bytes)

Control Number NRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(1)
Title Battleships USS WEST VIRGINIA and USS TENNESSEE after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941
Production Date 12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 81692 bytes)

Control Number NRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(10)
Title The US destroyers USS CASSIN and USS DOWNES in drydock after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec.7, 1941.
Production Date 12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger a href="20-1390a.gif"> access file - 97024 bytes)

Control Number NRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(11)
Title Colors flying from USS WEST VIRGINIA(left) and USS ARIZONA (right) aflame, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor of Dec. 7, 1941.
Production Date 12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 72486 bytes)

Control Number NRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(12)
Title Battleship row after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor of Dec. 7, 1941.
Production Date 12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 90172 bytes)

Control NumberNRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(13)
Title Oil burning on top of the water near the Naval Air Station at Pearl Harbor after the Japanese attack on Dec. 7, 1941.
Production Date 12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 75007 bytes)

Control NumberNRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(14)
Title Burning barracks at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, after being attacked by Japanese aircraft on Dec.7, 1941.
Production Date 12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 85058 bytes)

Control Number NRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(15)
Title Keel of the capsized USS OKLAHOMA with the USS MARYLAND in the background during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.
Production Date 12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 77087 bytes)

Control NumberNRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(16)
Title USS SHAW burning after being hit during the Japanese attack on Dec. 7, 1941.
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 85193 bytes)

Control NumberNRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(17)
TitleThe USS ARIZONA afire and sinking after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 73792 bytes)

Control NumberNRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(19)
TitleThe colors still fly from the stern of the sunken battleship USS WEST VIRGINIA after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 80515 bytes)

Control NumberNRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(2)
TitleThe battleship USS ARIZONA sinking after being hit by Japanese air attack on Dec. 7,1941.
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger a href="20-1382a.gif"> access file - 81530 bytes)

Control Number NRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(20)
Title A stern view of the capsized battleship USS OKLAHOMA with the Naval Air Station in the background, after the Japanese "sneak attack" on Pearl Harbor of Dec. 7, 1941.
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 71502 bytes)

Control NumberNRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(21)
Title Midget Japanese submarine beached at Bellows Field, Hawaii, after the attack on Pearl Harbor of Dec. 7, 1941.
Production Date 12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 75997 bytes)

Control NumberNRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(22)
Title Beached two-man Japanese submarine at Bellows Field Hawaii, after the attack on Pearl Harbor of Dec. 7, 1941.
Production Date 12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 62399 bytes)

Control NumberNRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(23)
Title A beached two-man Japanese submarine found on the edge of Bellows Field, Hawaii, after the "sneak Jap attack" on Pearl Harbor of Dec. 7, 1941. orig. print.
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 85948 bytes)

Control NumberNRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(24)
Title The smoldering battleship USS NEVEDA silhouetted in the fire and smoke of the destroyer USS SHAW which exploded when her magazine was hit by bombs from Japanese aircraft during the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 82083 bytes)

Control NumberNRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(25)
Title Cleaning up the apron at Ford Island, Naval Air Station at Pearl Harbor, after the Japanese attack on Dec. 7, 1941.
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger a href="20-1405a.gif"> access file - 90563 bytes)

Control NumberNRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(26)
Title The twisted remains of the destroyer USS SHAW burning in floating drydock at Pearl Harbor after the "sneak Japanese attack" on Dec. 7, 1941.
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 99998 bytes)

Control NumberNRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(27)
Title USS Shaw after magazine explosion.
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 79583 bytes)

Control NumberNRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(28)
Title With her colors still flying the USS WEST VIRGINIA and the USS TENNESSE are shown after being attacked by the Japanese aircraft and submarines during the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 76717 bytes)

Control NumberNRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(29)
Title Oil burning on top of water near the Naval Air Station after the Japanese "sneak attack" on Pearl Harbor of Dec. 7, 1941.
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 70194 bytes)

Control NumberNRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(3)
Title The terrific explosion of the destroyer USS SHAW when her magazine exploded after being bombed by Japanese aircraft in the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 93332 bytes)

Control NumberNRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(31)
Title A bomb crater at the Naval Air Station, Pearl Harbor, after the Japanese sneak attack on ships and installations on Dec.7,1941
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 112249 bytes)

Control NumberNRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(32)
Title The USS OGLALA capsized after being attacked by Japanese aircraft and submarines in the attack on Pearl Harbor
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 93078 bytes)

Control NumberNRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(33)
Title The USS OGLALA capsized after being attacked by Japanese aircraft and submarines in the attack on Pearl Harbor
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 84143 bytes)

Control NumberNRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(34)
Title Burned and wrecked hangar at the Naval Air Station, Pearl Harbor, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 109241 bytes)

Control NumberNRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(4)
Title The destoyer[s] USS CASSIN and USS DOWNES in drydock with the battleship USS PENNSYLVANIA in the background after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 99016 bytes)

Control NumberNRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(5)
Title Abandoning ship aboard the USS CALIFORNIA after the ship had been set afire and started to sink from being attacked by the Japanese in their attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 91182 bytes)
Contributorsphotographer, Fourteenth Naval District

Control NumberNRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(6)
Title Abondoning ship aboard the USS CALIFORNIA after the ship had been set afire and started to sink from being attacked by the Japanese in their attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 78302 bytes)
Contributorsphotographer, Fourteenth Naval District

Control NumberNRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(7)
Title Three capital ships afire and sinking, the USS WEST VIRGINIA, the USS TENNESSE, and the USS ARIZONA after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec.7,1941.
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 83128 bytes)

Control NumberNRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(8)
Title The sunken battleship USS CALIFORNIA after being hit by the Japanese during their sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 94747 bytes)

Control NumberNRHS-21-DCHIHIHC-HC298-298REXH14(9)
Title "Battleship Row" is a mass of flames and smoke, with USS OKLAHOMA in the foreground, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harboron Dec. 7, 1941.
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 77507 bytes)

Control NumberNLR-PHOCO-A-61524
TitleWreckage of bombed USS Shaw on Pearl Harbor
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 96027 bytes)
Creating Indiv.Roosevelt, Franklin D.

Control NumberNLR-PHOCO-A-65(458a)
TitleDamage at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii from Japanese attack (Ford Island, hangar, PBY, float plane.)
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 82631 bytes)

Control NumberNLR-PHOCO-A-65458
TitleAftermath of a Japanese sneak attack on these three stricken U.S. battleships; from left to right: USS West Virginia (severely damaged), USS Tennessee (damaged), and the USS Arizona (sunk)
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 86439 bytes)

Control NumberNLR-PHOCO-A-65464
TitleJumbled mass of wreckage of the U.S. destroyers Downes (left) and Cassin (right)
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 107235 bytes)

Control NumberNLR-PHOCO-A-74781255
TitleJapanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Battleship Row, two BBs in background and several small craft. )
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 74815 bytes)

Control NumberNLR-PHOCO-A-8150(29)
TitleThe USS Arizona (BB-39) burning after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 67056 bytes)

Control NumberNRHS-181-PHNSGENCORFC-L(11)1(BB2)3-1
TitleUSS West Virginia 5-5-42; Long patch, port side, aft view; (FCF)
Production Date05/05/1942
Digital Copies (larger access file - 94018 bytes)
Creating Org.U. S. Navy. Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Commandant's Office.
Scope & ContentThis is one of a collection of photographs of salvage operations at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard taken by the shipyard during the period following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor which initiated US participation in World War II. The photographs are found in a number of files in several shipyard records series.

Control NumberNWDNS-208-NP-8PP-2
Title"Admiral C. W. Nimitz, CinCPac, pins Navy Cross on Doris Miller, at ceremony on board warship in Pearl Harbor, T. H."
Production Date05/27/1942
Digital Copies (larger access file - 82405 bytes)

Control NumberNWDNS-80-G-16871
TitleUSS SHAW exploding during the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor, T.H.
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 82902 bytes)

Control NumberNWDNS-80-G-19947
TitlePearl Harbor, T.H. taken by surprise, during the Japanese aerial attack. USS WEST VIRGINIA aflame.
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 102724 bytes)

Control NumberNWDNS-80-G-30549
TitleCaptured Japanese photograph taken aboard a Japanese carrier before the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.
Digital Copies (larger access file - 59028 bytes)

Control NumberNWDNS-80-G-30550
TitleCaptured Japanese photograph taken during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. In the distance, the smoke rises from Hickam Field.
Digital Copies (larger access file - 99297 bytes)

Control NumberNWDNS-80-G-32915
TitleA burned B-17C aircraft rests near Hangar Number Five, Hickam Field, following the attack by Japanese aircraft. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 87201 bytes)

Control NumberNWL-128-PHEX-11
TitlePhotograph of USS Raleigh, light cruiser, with decks awash after Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 78862 bytes)

Control NumberNWL-128-PHEX-13
TitlePhotograph of a wing from a Japanese bomber shot down on the grounds of the Naval Hospital, Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, during the attack on Pearl Harbor
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 91109 bytes)

Control NumberNWL-128-PHEX-14
TitlePhotograph of the USS Raleigh being held afloat near her anchorage in Pearl Harbor by a barge
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 78127 bytes)

Control NumberNWL-128-PHEX-16
TitlePhotograph of the USS Nevada, one of the first of the Pearl Harbor ships to go back into action
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 99010 bytes)

Control NumberNWL-128-PHEX-26
TitlePhotograph of patrol planes wrecked on Ford Island at Pearl Harbor
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 77254 bytes)

Control NumberNWL-128-PHEX-28
TitlePhotograph of the northwest view of the hanger area at Naval Air Station Kaneohae Bay, Territory of Hawaii, showing damage wrought by Japanese bombing attack
Production Date12/07/1941
Digital Copies (larger access file - 90229 bytes)