The December 7, 1941 Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor plunged the U.S. into World War II. It was a sleepy Sunday morning at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii when out of the wispy grey clouds and cerulean sky came the whine of engines and the roar of explosions. Ford Island and the ships moored around it were the focus of the attack - specifically the huge battlships along "Battleship Row." The first bomb strikes were on the Patrol Plane base at the southern tip of the island, while the first torpedoes struck the training ship Utah on the western side and the battleships Oklahoma and West Virginia on the eastern side, in Battleship Row.
Here a Nakajima B5N2 Type 97 "Kate" (used as both torpedo bombers and as here, level bombers) is shown...
Stu Shepherd has been an aviation illustrator for nearly twenty years. His work is mostly known by box cover art on aircraft model kits made by Revell and Monogram models, for whom he has done over 150 images. Stu has also worked in the Computer Game and Internet Community industries. While the main body of his work revolves around aviation subjects, he is also creates art in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Genres, with his strength in spaceship design and environments. He lives in Modesto, California.
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