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Divers Reveal Beautiful Images Of US Navy Seaplane Lost In Pearl Harbor Attack

December 7, 1941. This date became one of the most significant dates in the world history and the story of the Second World War when the Pearl Harbor was attacked. Minutes before the full-fledged attack, aircraft from the Japanese Imperial Navy bombed the nearby U.S. Naval Air Station on the east coast of Oahu, sending some 27 Catalina PBY "flying boats" down to the ocean floor. There have been attempts to photograph the wreckage, but none was successful until the latest expedition by archeologists from NOAA and the University of Hawaii. 

Check out the cool photographs they have released.

Divers Reveal Beautiful Images Of US Navy Seaplane Lost In Pearl Harbor Attack

Divers Reveal Beautiful Images Of US Navy Seaplane Lost In Pearl Harbor Attack

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Incredible images

Incredible images

Archaeologists from NOAA and the University of Hawaii have released incredible images of a U.S. Navy plane sunk during the opening minutes of the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

The wreckage has broken into three parts, and rests 30 feet below.

The wreckage has broken into three parts, and rests 30 feet below.

The sea has eaten into the large chunks of metal that used to once make a fighter craft.

The sea has eaten into the large chunks of metal that used to once make a fighter craft.

There have been attempts to take photographs of the wreckage earlier.

There have been attempts to take photographs of the wreckage earlier.

But the murky waters of Kāne‛ohe Bay did not allow for the expeditions to see success, until this one, which used the latest available devices and methods to reach into the depths.

But the murky waters of Kāne‛ohe Bay did not allow for the expeditions to see success, until this one, which used the latest available devices and methods to reach into the depths.

The wreckage reminds one of the disasters of one of the most terrible wars in history.

The wreckage reminds one of the disasters of one of the most terrible wars in history.

The exact actual design of the plane is not known, but this is a solid approximation.

The exact actual design of the plane is not known, but this is a solid approximation.

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