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Photos from an old Brownie Camera of Pearl Harbour, nearly 70 years ago.

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posted on May, 25 2011 @ 10:22 PM
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These fantastic photos were taken nearly 70 years ago using an old Brownie camera at the time of Pear Harbour in 1941. The camera was stored in a foot locker and was developed in 2009.The photos were sent to me via email a couple of years ago; I just found them out again and thought they were worth posting here on ATS.

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

There are not all of the photos from the camera, there are about eight more which I shall post at a later date.

My apologies if the photos haven't been added to the thread, I have been trying my hardest, but being a bit of technophobe I am having problems.

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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 this 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

US Army: 218 KIA, 364 WIA.
US Navy: 2,008 KIA, 710 WIA.
US MarineCorp: 109 KIA, 69 WIA.
Civilians: 68 KIA, 35 WIA.
TOTAL: 2,403 KIA, 1,178 WIA.
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Battleships
USS Arizona (BB-39) - total loss when a bomb hit her magazine.
USS Oklahoma (BB-37) - Total loss when she capsized and sunk in the harbor.
USS California (BB-4 4) - 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.

Cruisers

USS New Orleans (CA-32) - Light Damage..
USS San Francisco (CA-38) - 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..
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Destroyers
USS Downes (DD-375) - Destroyed. Parts salvaged.
USS Cassin - (DD -3 7 2) Destroyed. Parts salvaged.
USS Shaw (DD-373) - Very heavy damage.
USS Helm (DD-388) - Light Damage.
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Minelayer
USS Ogala (CM-4) - Sunk but later raised and repaired.
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Seaplane Tender
USS Curtiss (AV-4) - Severely damaged but later repaired.
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Repair Ship
USS Vestal (AR-4) - Severely damaged but later repaired.
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Harbor Tug
USS Sotoyomo (YT-9) - Sunk but later raised and repaired.
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Aircraft
188 Aircraft destroyed (92 USN and 92 U.S. Army Air Corps.)





edit on 25-5-2011 by davethebear because: Better photo quality




posted on May, 25 2011 @ 10:27 PM
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Thanks for sharing those.

Always cool to take a trip down the past.

And to think, all those years sitting in an old Brownie undeveloped. Whoever originally came across these and developed them must of said "Whoaaaaaaaaaaaaa"!




posted on May, 25 2011 @ 10:34 PM
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Originally posted by Hessling
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Thanks for sharing those.

Always cool to take a trip down the past.

And to think, all those years sitting in an old Brownie undeveloped. Whoever originally came across these and developed them must of said "Whoaaaaaaaaaaaaa"!



Yeah, I think it would have blown my mind too when I had these back from the developers.......great find though..



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 10:35 PM
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I agree... thanks for sharing these.
S+F



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 10:41 PM
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glad you fixed the photos! they are really amazing.

do you own these photos? do you know if they have been digitally retouched? the image quality is truly astounding. the brownie was a hell of a machine, maybe the hawaiian sun gives these images the stark resolution and contrast.

seeing history from the "boots on the ground" perspective is awesome! screw the victors, the People should always write the history books!



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 10:55 PM
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Originally posted by RicoMarston
the image quality is truly astounding.


What are you looking at? All I see are thumbnails of larger images that you can barely make anything out of?

Is there a link I missed? I checked the OP a number of times? Am I getting blinder??



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 10:57 PM
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Originally posted by RicoMarston
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glad you fixed the photos! they are really amazing.

do you own these photos? do you know if they have been digitally retouched? the image quality is truly astounding. the brownie was a hell of a machine, maybe the hawaiian sun gives these images the stark resolution and contrast.

seeing history from the "boots on the ground" perspective is awesome! screw the victors, the People should always write the history books!


Hi,

No, I wish I did own the photos, they were sent within an email a while back. I just wish that they had come onto the site larger. I don't know if you saw them larger than they are on the thread, but they are truly amazing to see



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 11:00 PM
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Would just like to say............If anybody would like to get a better view of these photos, then send an email to davethebear65@hotmail.com and I will forward the email I received onto you, there are about 16 photos in total...

cheers

Dave



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 11:36 PM
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As a history buff, I've seen the first photo in plenty of documents. The rest? Wow! Thanks for reminding those who forget the past. War is hell.



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 08:58 AM
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I would like to offer a sincere thank you to davethebear for the photos. The significance of every piece of our history that survives provides us with our identity as a people first, and a nation second. I was not alive when the photos were taken, but I can appreciate knowing that this was part of our history.

Thank you again



posted on May, 31 2011 @ 02:28 PM
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Originally posted by badw0lf

Originally posted by RicoMarston
the image quality is truly astounding.


What are you looking at? All I see are thumbnails of larger images that you can barely make anything out of?

Is there a link I missed? I checked the OP a number of times? Am I getting blinder??



the doctor told me i've got above average vision? and i've been photographing for 12 years in my spare time. you just develop an eye for image quality.




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