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Fighters prepare for take off

Photo of Fighters prepare for take off

Japanese naval aircraft prepare to take off from an aircraft carrier (reportedly Shokaku) to attack Pearl Harbor during the morning of December 7th 1941.

Plane in the foreground is a "Zero" Fighter, in front of "Val" dive bombers. This is probably the launch of the second attack wave.

The original photograph was captured on Attu in 1943.

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Public Domain
Source
U.S. National Archives
Photographer
Unknown, the original photograph was captured on Attu in 1943.