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Pentagon 9-11

According to the official 9/11 Commission Report, the Flight 77 was 5 miles (8.0 km) west-southwest of the Pentagon when, it made a 330-degree turn. At the end of the turn, it was descending through 2,200 feet (670 m), pointed toward the Pentagon and downtown Washington. Boeing 757-223, flying at 530 mph over the Navy Annex Building adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery, crashed into the western side of the Pentagon. The plane hit the Pentagon at the first-floor level, and at the moment of impact, the airplane was rolled slightly to the left, with the right wing elevated. The front part of the fuselage disintegrated on impact, while the mid and tail sections moved for another fraction of a second, with tail section debris penetrating furthest into the building. In all, the airplane took eight-tenths of a second to fully penetrate 310 feet (94 m) into the three outermost of the building's five rings and unleashed a fireball that rose 200 feet (61 m) above the building.
Aftermath from a terrorist attack of the Pentagon, September 11, 2001. Shortly after 8 a.m. on September 11, 2001 in an attempt to frighten the American people, five members of Al-Qaida, a group of fundamentalist Islamic Muslims, hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757-200, shortly after it took off from Dulles International Airport just outside Washington DC. The hijackers herded up the 64 passengers toward the rear of the aircraft using knives and paper cutters then flew a circuitous route that took them away then back toward Washington. At about 9:45 a.m. they flew the aircraft and passengers into the side of the Pentagon. The impact destroyed or damaged four of the five ...
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Portable generator powered floodlights and van trucks parked outside the Western ring wall of the Pentagon Building after the September 11, 2001 attacks

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Jim Watson, USN Release Status: Rel... more

Fire trucks and emergency vehicles are parked near the Western ring of the Pentagon Building as firefighters conduct rescue operation hours after American Airlines Fight 77 was piloted by terrorists into the building, during the September 11, 2001 attacks

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Jim Watson, USN Release Status: Rel... more

An extreme long shot nighttime view of the Pentagon Building showing smoke rising from the building after the September 11, 2001 attacks. The dome of the Capital Building is visible in the background. (Substandard image)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Bob Houlihan, USN Release Status: R... more

A worker sets up a portable generator near the Western ring of the Pentagon Building hours after American Airlines Fight 77 was piloted by terrorists into the building, during the September 11, 2001 attacks

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Jim Watson, USN Release Status: Rel... more

Fire trucks and emergency vehicles are parked near the Pentagon Building as firefighters conduct rescue operation hours after American Airlines Fight 77 was piloted by terrorists into the building, during the September 11, 2001 attacks. (Substandard image)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Jim Watson, USN Release Status: Rel... more

Department of Defense workers from the Navy Annex evacuate the building, minutes after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Arlington State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Status: Released... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Civilian and Military personnel are evacuated down Interstate highway I-395, following the 9/11 terrorists attack on the Pentagon Building located in Washington, District of Columbia (DC)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Mark D. Faram, USN Release Status: ... more

Firefighters work into the night to put out the flames after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Pentagon employees join Air Force and Army personnel pitching in to help where needed after a hijacked commercial jetliner crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. The Pentagon attack followed an attack on the New York World Trade Center in what is being called the worst terrorist attack in history

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Jim Varhegyi, USAF Release Statu... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

View of the Pentagon from the Navy Annex minutes after a hijacked jetliner crashed into building at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Arlington State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Status: Released... more

A firefigher places an American flag, found inside the Pentagon unharmed, on a firetruck shortly after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Workers use an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) to position flood lights outside the Pentagon Building hours after American Airlines Fight 77 was piloted by terrorists into the building, during the September 11, 2001 attacks. (Substandard image)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Jim Watson, USN Release Status: Rel... more

Members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) meet outside the Pentagon Building hours after American Airlines Fight 77 was piloted by terrorists into the building, during the September 11, 2001 attacks

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: J Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Jim Wa... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

A view of the damage done to the Western ring of the Pentagon Building as firefighters conduct rescue operation, hours after American Airlines Fight 77 was piloted by terrorists into the building, during the September 11, 2001 attacks. (Substandard image)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Jim Watson, USN Release Status: Rel... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Two Firefighter take a brake near the Pentagon Building hours after American Airlines Fight 77 was piloted by terrorists into the building, during the September 11, 2001 attacks. (Substandard image)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Jim Watson, USN Release Status: Rel... more

Shot of the exposed wreckage after the smoke cleared from a hijacked jetliner which crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

View of the Pentagon from the Navy Annex minutes after a hijacked jetliner crashed into building at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Arlington State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Status: Released... more

Firefighters and Department of Defense employee's organize a group to go in and find survivors moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

US Marine Corps Lance Corporal Shulz carries a stretcher to help after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

View of the Pentagon from the Navy Annex minutes after a hijacked jetliner crashed into building at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Arlington State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Status: Released... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

The Pentagon in flames moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into building at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Onlookers watch in amazement, as firefighters struggle to contain the fire, after the hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon, during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. (U.S. Army photo by Paul Disney) (Released)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: NOBLE EAGLE Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: P... more

A burned out vehicle sits in the parking lot near the Pentagon Building hours after the September 11, 2001 attacks

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: J Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Jim Wa... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Evidence Team meet outside the Pentagon Building hours after the September 11, 2001 attacks

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: J Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Jim Wa... more

Members of the United States Army run to help victims moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Stretcher crews stand by to assist where needed after a hijacked commercial jetliner crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. The Pentagon attack followed an attack on the twin towers of the New York World Trade Center in what is being called the worst terrorist attack in history

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Jim Varhegyi, USAF Release Statu... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Close up high angle view showing damage to the Western ring wall of the Pentagon Building after the September 11, 2001 attacks

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Robert Houlihan, USN Release Status... more

A view of the damage done to the Western ring of the Pentagon Building as firefighters conduct rescue operation, hours after American Airlines Fight 77 was piloted by terrorists into the building, during the September 11, 2001 attacks

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: J Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Jim Wa... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

The Pentagon in flames moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into building at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Firefighters gather for a brake after conduction rescue operations at the Pentagon Building hours after the September 11, 2001 attacks. A view of the damaged Western ring wall is visible in the background

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Robert Houlihan, USN Release Status... more

Smoke billows over the Pentagon from its Helicopter Landing Pad side at about 10 A.M. on September 11, 2001, following a suspected terrorist crash of a commercial airliner into the building

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: DoD Scene Camera Operator: Gerald... more

High angle view showing damage to the Western ring wall of the Pentagon Building after the September 11, 2001 attacks. (Substandard image)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Jim Watson, USN Release Status: Rel... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Firefighter gather outside the Pentagon Building hours after American Airlines Fight 77 was piloted by terrorists into the building, during the September 11, 2001 attacks

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: J Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Jim Wa... more

A local priest shows up moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Two firefighters spray water on the debris and rubble at the Western ring of the Pentagon Building hours after the September 11, 2001 attacks

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Paul Disney, CIV Release Status: Releas... more

A collapsed portion of the Western ring wall of the Pentagon Building caused during the September 11, 2001 attacks. (Substandard image)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Jim Watson, USN Release Status: Rel... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Firefighters use an extended truck ladder to reach the roof of the Pentagon Building to conduct rescue operation after the September 11, 2001 attacks

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: J Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Jim Wa... more

Crews work into the night after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Firefighters work to put out flames moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

The Pentagon in flames moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into building at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

View of the Pentagon from the Navy Annex minutes after a hijacked jetliner crashed into building at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Arlington State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Status: Released... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

A view showing a portion of the Western ring wall of the Pentagon Building showing smoke damage caused during the September 11, 2001 attacks. (Substandard image)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Jim Watson, USN Release Status: Rel... more

View of the Pentagon from the Navy Annex minutes after a hijacked jetliner crashed into building at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Arlington State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Status: Released... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Injured victims of the 9/11 terrorists attack on the Pentagon Building in Washington, District of Columbia (DC) are loaded onto an ambulance, at the medical triage area, for transport to a local hospital

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Mark D. Faram, USN Release Status: ... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Firefighters discuss rescue operation standing in front of the Western ring of the Pentagon Building hours after American Airlines Fight 77 was piloted by terrorists into the building, during the September 11, 2001 attacks. (Substandard image)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Jim Watson, USN Release Status: Rel... more

High angle view showing damage to the Western ring wall of the Pentagon Building after the September 11, 2001 attacks

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: J Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Jim Wa... more

Firefighters find a American Flag among the rubble unharmed, shortly after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

A firefighter places a American Flag, found inside the Pentagon, shortly after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

A nighttime view of the Pentagon Building showing smoke rising from the building after the September 11, 2001 attacks. The dome of the Capital Building is visible in the background

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Robert Houlihan, USN Release Status... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

The Pentagon in flames moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into building at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

District of Columbia (DC) FIRE and Emergency Services (EMS) personnel along with US Military and Civilian volunteers work the first medical triage area set up outside following the 9/11 terrorists attack at the Pentagon Building in Washington, DC

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Mark D. Faram, USN Release Status: ... more

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

Shot of a pole along the highway was knocked down after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jason Ingersoll, Usmc Release Sta... more

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