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1941-12-07

LIFE Photo Collection

LIFE Photo Collection

Wreckage of US Coast Guard B-17, destroyed by flares set off by Japanese bullets which burned plane in half as pilot Ray Swenson made crash landing at Hickam Field; it was the only Coast Guard plane destroyed during Japan's surprise attack upon Pearl Harbor.

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  • Date: 1941-12-07
  • Location: Pearl Harbor, Hioahu, US
  • Physical Dimensions: B/W PRINT
  • Subject Keywords: Air Raids On, Aircraft Damaged Or Captured, Wars, Hawaii, Wwii, Naval Air Station, American, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Ray Swenson, Pearl Harbor, 1940s
  • Publisher: TimeLife
  • Usage: For personal non-commercial use only
  • Provider: LIFE
  • Original ID: TimeLife_image_1142059
  • Credits: NATIONAL ARCHIVES

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