Aftermath of Pearl Harbor attack. People in Oahu, Hawaii, prepare to deal with more air attacks by Japanese. Armed U.S. soldier in sandbagged position, in Hawaii. The territorial governor of Hawaii, Joseph Poindexter, signing a declaration of Martial Law. Four thousand members of Oahu's Civil Defense Committee, dressed in dark bottoms and white tops, wearing steel helmets with "W" on them, standing at attention in formation on grounds of a stadium. Windows in all downtown shops taped to prevent flying glass. Sand bags surrounding a power substation. Huge quantities of barbed wire in a storage yard and strung along the beaches, along highways, around schools, and public buildings of Oahu. A man pushing a lawn mower between sandbagged defense positions in a residential neighborhood. Construction machinery digging defensive trenches. Bomb shelters being constructed of precast concrete. Air raid sirens installed and school children leaving their building and sheltering in deep trenches during a test. Very small children taking shelter in zig-zag trenches and donning gas masks. Huge assemblies of children, and of grownups, all donning gas masks. Little children being dressed in capsule-like "bunny mask" protective gear.One of them crying inside the covering. Crowds of women and children lined up on a veranda waiting to receive these "bunny masks." Military personnel, civilians, and school children, all carrying personal gas masks with them at all times. Innumerable old rubber tires saved in an open yard. Japanese-Americans donating blood to the American Red Cross and lined up to buy war bonds. Soldiers arresting a Japanese resident known to be an enemy agent. Boarded up shops of Japanese-Americans, who had been interned. Japanese-Americans removing all Japanese language signs from their areas. Language school buildings with closed signs. An empty and boarded-up Shinto temple. One Japanese-American replacing his cafe sign with one reading: "Keep 'Em Flying Cafe." U.S. Army troops posted on roadways. The Aloha Tower in camouflage paint. A Lurline steamship leaving port, and being replaced by warships. Prewar view of people enjoying Waikakee beach, and current view of two boys playing in sand near barbed wire barriers. City streets deserted at twilight, as blackout procedures take effect at dusk. Views of darkened homes and palm trees silhouetted against sky at dusk. The "ghost" of a sailor killed in World War II, stands in front of Arlington cemetery, Washington, DC, and converses with the ghost of a soldier killed in World War I. They discuss idealistic notions about ending wars for good. Displays of flags is seen, including: Australia; Belgium; Brazil; Canada; China; Costa Rica; Cuba; Czechoslovakia; Dominican Republic; England; Ethopia; Greece; Guatemala; Haiti; Honduras; India; Yugoslavia; Luxembourg; Mexico; The Netherlands; New Zealand; Nicaragua; Norway; Panama; The Philippines; Poland; Russia; El Salvador; South Africa; and the U.S.A. "V" created in the sky by a skywriting airplane.
Recovery of a Japanese midget submarine off Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii. Men walk alongside a submarine. Cables attached to the submarine. A crane floats on water with men aboard it. Men on a wooden float alongside the submarine. The Japanese submarine alongside USS Current. Men on the deck of the ship. Other men on the float alongside the submarine as preparations are made to pick it up from water. Slings being attached to a floating crane to pick up the submarine. USS Current, floating crane and the midget submarine. The crane picks up the submarine from water. The submarine hangs over water from the slings of the crane. The midget submarine is lifted by the floating crane. Men on starboard bow of USS Current look down over the submarine. The midget submarine hangs five feet above the water. Cables wrapped around the submarine as it hangs.
Recovery of a Japanese midget submarine off Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii. The Japanese submarine is lowered to the deck of a barge. Men walk about to the side of the submarine to look over it. The conning tower of the submarine. After quarter of the submarine. A four bladed twin screw and rotating propellers of the submarine. A shoe sticks out of the submarine and oil drips out of the stern section. Heavy cables wrapped around the midget submarine seated on the deck of a floating crane.
Recovery of a Japanese midget submarine off Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii. The Japanese submarine is about 80 feet below the water surface. A diver inspects hulls and torpedo tubes of the submarine. The scuba diver inspects the submarine as it rests on the bottom of the ocean. He swims past the sail of the submarine. The diver looks over the top of the sail. He examines the periscope and tries to scrape away dirt from the glass. Steel cables attached to the side of the submarine ready for lifting it off. The diver swims along the length of the submarine onto the bow. Several small fish swim near the diver as he inspects a torpedo in firing position. A second torpedo below it in firing position. The deep sea diver walks along the bottom towards the side of the submarine. Torpedo tubes of the submarine in firing position.
Recovery of a Japanese midget submarine off Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii. An underwater photographer swims alongside the submarine as he clicks pictures. The sail of the midget submarine. Counter rotating screws of the submarine as a fish swims near the after part.
Recovery of a Japanese midget submarine off Pearl Harbor in Ohau, Hawaii. Crew members of USS Current handle cables at the stern to salvage a sunken midget Japanese submarine which participated in the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II. The cables pass over stern rollers. A stopper being placed on a roller. A diver in water alongside USS Current. Lieutenant Commander Henry Mennard and an SERVPAC (Service Forces Pacific Ocean) salvage officer confer aboard USS Current.