Old Pictures From a Brownie Camera of the Attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
A collection of stunning pictures of the Japanese Attack on the United States at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. The eRumor says they were found in an old Brownie camera stored in a footlocker and that they were taken by a sailor who was aboard the USS Quapaw.
This eRumor is a hoax. It began circulating on the Internet in 2006.
The pictures are real and but have been collected from public sources such as the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
The Brownie camera was a series of best-selling inexpensive camera from Kodak. But these pictures were not from a Brownie and not from a sailor aboard the USS Quapaw. According to the ship’s official web page, she was not launched until May 15, 1943, so she was not among those vessels at Pearl Harbor.