According to some of the comments I’ve gotten from this post, the story that was sent to me, along with these photos, might not be correct. Ether way the photos are still very interesting to look and, and I’ll let you judge for yourself if you believe the story behind it or not:
“Fantastic photos taken 68 years ago” — sent to me from someone who claimed they came from Ted Cowen in Arizona who is quoted as saying, “Some of you will have to go to a museum to see what a Brownie camera looked like”.
On Sunday, December 7th, 1941 the Japanese launched a surprise attack against the U.S. Forces stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. By planning his 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.