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Explosion of the Destroyer USS Shaw
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Explosion of the Destroyer USS Shaw

Naval photograph documenting the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii which initiated US participation in World War II.

Navy's Caption: 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 07 December 1941.

Photo: United States Navy
United States District Courts, District of Hawaii
National Archives and Records Administration
Still Picture Branch - College Park, Maryland
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