On the 74th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, NOAA and University of Hawaii archaeologists released rare images of a sunken PBY-5 Catalina, a U.S. Navy seaplane that was lost during the attack. University of Hawaii dive teams have attempted to photograph the wreckage since 1994; it wasn’t until their latest effort that they produced the first documentation of the entire site.
“The new images and site plan help tell the story of a largely forgotten casualty of the attack,” said Hans Van Tilburg, a maritime archaeologist. “The sunken PBY plane is a very important reminder of the ‘Day of Infamy,’ just like the USS Arizona and USS Utah. They are all direct casualties of December 7.”
Check out the up-close details and explore the wreckage of this PBY-5 Catalina.