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About this photograph

Date created
December 7, 1941
Location
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
License
This work is believed to be in the public domain. Users are advised to make their own copyright assessment and to understand their rights to fair use.
Source
Original image housed by National Archives and Records Administration

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  • The Great Depression and World War II: Primary sources and readings explore the history of North Carolina and the United States during the Great Depression and World War II (1929–1945). (Page 4.3)
  • North Carolina History: A Sampler: A sample of the more than 800 pages of our digital textbook for North Carolina history, including background readings, various kinds of primary sources, and multimedia. Also includes an overview of the textbook and how to use it. (Page 2.11)

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The explosion of the U.S.S Shaw during the attack on Pearl Harbor

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On December 7, 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Framed by a palm frond, this photograph shows the dramatic explosion of the destroyer, U.S.S. Shaw, and the billowing smoke over the island.