Captured Japanese Sub, WW II 1943 Unknown family photo
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Captured Japanese Sub, WW II 1943

A Japanese 2 man submarine captured after the Pearl Harbor bombing. Not only did the bombing of Pearl Harbor induce the U.S. to enter WW II, it also became a symbol for all Americans, much as the Twin Towers collapse was in 2001. This captured Japanese vest pocket sub toured the U.S. as a focal point for selling War Bonds.

This photo was taken in Vallejo, California in 1943. If you bought a War Stamp or War Bond, you could look inside the sub.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Palmer, Alfred T., photographer
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Photo taken at Vallejo, California USA