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    Lost Pearl Harbor Pics

    Thought you might find these photos interesting/amazing. These are Pearl Harbor photos, and I was told they were found in an old Kodak Brownie camera stored in a foot locker and just recently taken to be developed. I got them in an e-mail message, and copied the files into a photo album and dropped them on one of my websites.

    These photos are supposedly from a sailor who was on USS Quapaw ATF-11O.

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    Wow!!
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    thanks vaughn.....
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    Thank you Vaughn.
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    I appreciate you posting these. Jim.
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    Wow, thanks for posting, amazing, but yet very sad.
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    impressive pics

    Wow Vaughn incredible pics, a bite scary though!
    later Doug

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    Vaughan -

    They ARE interesting photos, but I find it odd, that one lone sailor managed to get himself seemingly ALL over Pearl Harbor, while the place was under attack, to take SO many photos......all while claiming to have served on a ship whose keel was laid on 28 December 1942. U.S.S. Quapaw was launched 15 May 1943.

    I also found it interesting that he managed to superimpose a clock face on one photo - and some sort of file numbers on at least a couple of others, onto film that laid in a camera for 60 some odd years.

    Snopes & other sources claim it is an unfounded urban legend, these are simply U.S. Navy photos, from a variety of photographers, that have been in the National Archives for 68 years, many of which have been previously published in several books.

    Pretty neat pix, Vaughan - but "Found undeveloped in a camera in a footlocker 65 years later" is pure bunk.

    http://urbanlegends.about.com/librar...rl_harbor7.htm

    http://www.ussquapaw.com/history.cfm

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    Kevin, no worries, you beat me to it. The guy that sent me the pics just sent another message saying the same thing. Interesting pics, but the story behind them is untrue.
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    They seemed to be unrealistically high quality to me.
    Nonetheless, very gripping and dramatic.

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