7 December 1941

Mitsubishi A6M2 Type 0 Model 21 (“Zero”) fighters ready for takeoff aboard an aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy, 7 December 1941. (Imperial Japanese Navy)
Mitsubishi A6M2 Type 0 Model 21 (“Zero”) fighters prepare for takeoff aboard IJN Akagi, 7 December 1941. (Imperial Japanese Navy)
A Mitsubishi A6M2 Type 0 Model 21, A1-108, flown by PO2c Sakae Mori, takes of from IJN Akagi, an aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy, 7 December 1941. (U.S. Navy)

4 thoughts on “7 December 1941

  1. The first picture of the model of Pearl Harbor incorrectly states it is model used for planning the attack. It was actually a movie model used for making propaganda in Japan after the attack. The ships pictured are exactly as they were lined up on Dec 7th something a pre planning model would not know. Also, if this was a model used for the attack then where are the Aircraft Carriers which were the primary targets for the Japanese? Just helping keep history clear. I’ve attached a link to the movie clip. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8n5IMg5SGvI&list=PLOU4QaFXM37FxbIpb-gkauUXL7kbJXBha&index=7&t=0s

  2. The story of the attack on the morning of the 7th is well known…… less known is the incredible efforts put forth by the US forces to recover and repair, or remove, the ships damaged in the raid. There is a 3-part documentary on YouTube that vividly shows what it took to accomplish the task in what seems to me, a very short amount of time.

    Part I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB-V9cCSC8o
    Part II https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlLCe1WNaIE
    Part III https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eibt2gYuFD4

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