Pearl Harbor Panorama-North

Pearl Harbor Panorama-North (HM1CX0)

Location: Honolulu, HI 96818 Honolulu County
Country: United States of America

N 21° 22.018', W 157° 56.39'

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USS Arizona Memorial

From this viewpoint along the eastern shore of Pearl Harbor you can see many features associated with the 1941 Japanese attack. The photo was taken in 1991, fifty years after the bombing.

1. Attack Signal-From the cockpit of his bomber over the west coast of Oahu, Cmdr Mitsuo Fuchida gave the signal that meant war with the United States. At 7:49 a.m. he radioed his pilots, "To, to, to," Japanese for "charge." Although he was still twenty miles from here, he could see and count the battleships which appeared to him "majestic."

2. Undamaged Destroyers-At the time of the attack, there were twenty U.S. Navy destroyers moored here in East Loch. None were damaged in the attack.
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Destroyer USS Ralph Talbot was moored about 1-1/4 miles in front of you. She shot down a Japanese plane before steaming out of the harbor to hunt submarines. Photo taken December 1942.

3. At 8:02 a.m. Japanese fighters and dive bombers hit Wheeler Field located 10 miles up the valley in front of you. Most of the Army Air Corps fighters parked on the field were destroyed. Thirty-eight Americans were killed and 53 wounded.
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Japanese view of Wheeler Field during the attack. Planes were parked close together to guard against sabotage, but this made them extremely vulnerable to air attack. Note the Japanese dive bombers in the air.

4. Light Cruiser Phoenix-USS Phoenix was moored at this location just off McGrew Point. During the attack she pestered Japanese planes with antiaircraft fire, but escaped damage herself. In 1951 Phoenix was transferred to Argentina. Renamed the General Belgrano, this last surviving warship of the 1941 attack was sunk by a British submarine during the 1982 Falklands War.
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USS Phoenix steams past the burning USS Arizona on Battleship Row, December 7, 1941.

5. Repair Ship Vestal-When the attack began, USS Vestal was moored alongside USS Arizona on Battleship Row. After being struck by two bombs, the crippled ship was moved, with the assistance of two tugs, to this location off McGrew Point.
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In this photo taken December 7, USS Vestal (lower right) lies beached on shoals off McGrew Point, about ? mile from where you are standing. Black smoke (center) pours from the doomed battleship Arizona. Japanese A6M2 Model 21 "Zero" fighter planes strafed Americans aboard ships and on the ground.

6. North-The Japanese planes that attacked Pearl Harbor were launched from aircraft carriers located 230 miles to the north.

7. USS Bowfin-At the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park to your right, you may take a self-guided tour of a World War II era submarine. To reach the Bowfin, walk back through the National Park Service Visitor Center behind you, and turn left through the parking lot.
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HM NumberHM1CX0
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Placed ByNational Park Service-United States Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 9:17pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)4Q E 609914 N 2363132
Decimal Degrees21.36696667, -157.93983333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 21° 22.018', W 157° 56.39'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds21° 22' 1.08" N, 157° 56' 23.40" W
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Area Code(s)808
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Arizona Memorial Rd, Honolulu HI 96818, US
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