Japanese map of Pearl Harbor attack

Mitsuo Fuchida made the map of the battle report of the Pearl Harbor attack on the way back to Japan. With other pilots of the squadron, and military staff, he draw 60 ships and hand colored them in green, blue and yellow watercolors. The colors and other notes provide the type and size of the ships, and the level of damage (minor, moderate, serious and sunk). The map is 80x61cm and dated December 8, 1941 (Tokyo time) with a red label : 軍極秘 (Top Secret).

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