FAKE: Women firefighters douse flames during the Pearl Harbor attack. FACT: The picture was mislabeled (maybe to make it more dramatic) even in the original Time Magazine piece. But MSNBC's Bill Dedman found out two years ago that the photo, which was supposed to have been taken on Dec. 7, 1941, was actually shot during a training exercise.
December 7, 1941 Just before 8am hundreds of Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, killing more than 2,300 Americans and wounding at least 1,000 more.
121207-N-XD424-066 PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 07, 2012) Pearl Harbor survivors salute during the 71st Anniversary Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration. More than 2000 guests, including Pearl Harbor survivors and other veterans, attended the National Park Service and U.S. Navy-hosted joint memorial ceremony at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. This year’s theme focused on “Coming of Age – From Innocence to Valor.” (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dustin W. Sisco)