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WTVT Airs ‘Exclusive’ Pearl Harbor Footage

WTVT is marking the anniversary of Pearl Harbor with a big find: this week, the Tampa Fox O&O has been airing “exclusive” film footage of the attacks that was recently uncovered by a local military history buff.

The grainy footage was shot by a Navy photographer assigned to the USS Arrgonne on December 7, 1941. A distant relative of the photographer recently responded to a newspaper ad placed by John Bolender, a Florida man who collects military memorabilia, and offered him the film.  According to Bolender, the film had spent years sitting around in a garage.

Bolender gave WTVT exclusive access to the footage, as well as dozens of photos from that infamous day. Video inside…

Here’s WTVT’s story on Bolender’s discovery…

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