Did a Japanese midget submarine launch two torpedoes—one at the USS West Virginia (BB-48) and one at the USS Oklahoma (BB-37)—on Pearl Harbor's Battleship Row on 7 December 1941? After more than ten years of analyzing this photo (hereafter, Figure 1), one research team stands by its conclusion.
In 1993, John Rodgaard, Daniel Martinez, historian of the National Park Service's USS Arizona Memorial, and noted Pearl Harbor historian and journalist Burl Burlingame launched a quest to solve one of history's great mysteries. 1 Following is the latest report to be published by the U.S. Naval Institute on continuing research into the Japanese midget submarine attack on Pearl Harbor. 2