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Stills from the films Letters from My Father and I Sank the USS West Virginia. The films were produced and directed for the National Parks Service by Ted Roach, SOC/MFA '11.
This is the title card from the short documentary I Sank the U.S.S. West Virginia, created from the personal photos of Takeshi Maeda, a Japanese pilot who recorded a direct hit on the USS West Virginia on December 7, 1941.
Title card from Letters from My Father, a short documentary about a woman's reflections on growing up in Japan during World War II, and the letters she received from her father on the front line.
A group of Japanese fighter planes launching the attack on Pearl Harbor (from Japanese military film archives used in I Sank the USS West Virginia).
The USS Arizona Memorial on a busy summer afternoon in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
The USS Arizona Memorial after a brief summer rain, video still from the short documentary Reflections on the USS Arizona Memorial.
The USS Arizona Memorial early one morning, moments before the first tour boats arrived.
Midori Takenouchi was just a young girl during World War II, but she still remembers her father leaving the family to go fight in Manchuria, and the letters he sent home from abroad.
Robert Thomas, Jr. (US Navy - USS Nevada survivor) remembering the moment h first saw a Japanese dive bomber headed straight for his ship, and thought he wasn't going to live to tell the story.