The Truth Behind the ‘Iconic’ Image of Female Firefighters in Pearl Harbor

A photograph of four young women purportedly hosing a fire during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has appeared on several mainstream publications and history books as an iconic symbol of determination against adversity.

It was later revealed, however, that the image was actually taken from a training exercise.

Sourced from stock images supplier Getty Images, publications used the photo’s caption, which read: “On that fateful December 7th, 1941, these girls of Pearl Harbor helped...

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