Archaeologists Survey Seaplanes Sunk During Pearl Harbor Attack

For the first time, archaeologists have been able to map and image the sunken fleet of seaplanes destroyed in a prelude to the Pearl Harbor attack 74 years ago.

Minutes before attacking Pearl Harbor, Japanese aircraft bombed the nearby U.S. Naval Air Station on the east coast of Oahu, about 20 kilometers from Pearl Harbor.

It was a significant loss for the U.S. military because the station had lost all its long-range bombers capable of following the attackers. In fact, damages were so extensive that only three aircraft out on patrol were fit to fly by the end of the attack.


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