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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

Portable generator powered floodlights and van trucks parked outside t...

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

Fire trucks and emergency vehicles are parked near the Western ring of...

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)

An extreme long shot nighttime view of the Pentagon Building showing s...

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

A worker sets up a portable generator near the Western ring of the Pen...

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

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)

Civilian and Military personnel are evacuated down Interstate highway ...

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

A US flag set outside the Pentagon after a hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757-200 was deliberately crashed into it on September 11, 2001. The Pentagon attack followed an attack on the twin towers of the New York World Trade Center, where two fully loaded passenger airliners were flown into the buildings, in what is called the worst terrorist attack in history

A US flag set outside the Pentagon after a hijacked American Airlines ...

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

Pentagon employees join Air Force and Army personnel pitching in to he...

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

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)

Fire trucks and emergency vehicles are parked near the Pentagon Buildi...

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

View of the Pentagon from the Navy Annex minutes after a hijacked jetl...

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

Firefighters work into the night to put out the flames after a hijacke...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetli...

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

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

Department of Defense workers from the Navy Annex evacuate the buildin...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames after a hijacked jetliner cras...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetli...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames after a hijacked jetliner cras...

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

Members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) meet outside the ...

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 Morningside, Maryland, police officer helps direct traffic into Andrews AFB, on September 11, 2001. Note that the officer is carrying a gas mask in its pouch. The traffic jam and gas mask precaution is a result of the terrorist attack on the Pentagon initiating a lock down and inspection of all vehicles entering the base

A Morningside, Maryland, police officer helps direct traffic into Andr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Andrews Air Force Base State: Maryland (MD) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: AMC Scene Camera Operator: MSGT R... more

Firefighters struggle to contain the fire, after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Members of Al-Qaeda, a terrorist group of fundamentalist Muslims, hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, then deliberately impacted the Pentagon, killing all 64 passengers onboard and 125 people on the ground. (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate First Class Dewitt D. Roseborough III.)  (Released)

Firefighters struggle to contain the fire, after the September 11, 200...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Dewitt D. Roseborough, USN Release ... 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)

Two Firefighter take a brake near the Pentagon Building hours after Am...

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

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)

Workers use an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) to position flood lights outs...

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

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

US Marine Corps Lance Corporal Shulz carries a stretcher to help after...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetli...

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 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

Firefighters and Department of Defense employee's organize a group to ...

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

View of the Pentagon from the Navy Annex minutes after a hijacked jetl...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames after a hijacked jetliner cras...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames after a hijacked jetliner cras...

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

Shot of the exposed wreckage after the smoke cleared from a hijacked j...

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 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

A firefigher places an American flag, found inside the Pentagon unharm...

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 struggle to contain the fire, after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Members of Al-Qaeda, a terrorist group of fundamentalist Muslims, hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, then deliberately impacted the Pentagon, killing all 64 passengers onboard and 125 people on the ground. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Garamone) (Released)

Firefighters struggle to contain the fire, after the September 11, 200...

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

A view of the damage done to the Western ring of the Pentagon Building...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetli...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetli...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetli...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames after a hijacked jetliner cras...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetli...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetli...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames after a hijacked jetliner cras...

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

Members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Evidence Team me...

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

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

Close up high angle view showing damage to the Western ring wall of th...

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

Military personnel gather near a car in a parking lot to hear radio updates after the terrorist attack against the US on the morning of 11 September 2001. The personnel evacuated from a nearby workcenter as a Force Protection measure while the building is secured. Shaw Air Force Base moved into Force Protection Condition Delta in response to terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centers Twin Towers in New York and at the Pentagon

Military personnel gather near a car in a parking lot to hear radio up...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Shaw Air Force Base State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Greg L. Davis, USAF Release S... 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

Smoke billows over the Pentagon from its Helicopter Landing Pad side a...

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

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

A burned out vehicle sits in the parking lot near the Pentagon Buildin...

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

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 ...

Aftermath from a terrorist attack of the Pentagon, September 11, 2001....

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Aftermath from a terrorist attack of the Pentagon, September 11, 2001. Shortly after 8 a.m. on September 11, 2001 in an attempt... 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

A view of the damage done to the Western ring of the Pentagon Building...

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

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)

Onlookers watch in amazement, as firefighters struggle to contain the ...

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

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

Firefighters gather for a brake after conduction rescue operations at ...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetli...

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 Pentagon in flames moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into ...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetli...

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

Members of the United States Army run to help victims moments after a ...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetli...

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

View of the Pentagon from the Navy Annex minutes after a hijacked jetl...

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

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

The Pentagon in flames moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into ...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames after a hijacked jetliner cras...

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

Stretcher crews stand by to assist where needed after a hijacked comme...

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

Pentagon employees walk in disbelief after a hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757-200 was deliberately crashed into Pentagon, September 11, 2001. The Pentagon attack followed an attack on the twin towers of the New York World Trade Center, where two fully loaded passenger airliners were flown into the buildings, in what is called the worst terrorist attack in history

Pentagon employees walk in disbelief after a hijacked American Airline...

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

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

High angle view showing damage to the Western ring wall of the Pentago...

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

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

A collapsed portion of the Western ring wall of the Pentagon Building ...

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

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)

A view showing a portion of the Western ring wall of the Pentagon Buil...

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

U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-Michigan) fields a question during the first Pentagon press briefing following the September 11, 2001 attacks. U.S. Army GEN. Henry Shelton, Chairman, Joint CHIEF-of-STAFF; The Honorable Donald Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense; and U.S. Senator John Warner (R-Virginia), stand in the background. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 2nd Class Jim Watson) (Released)

U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-Michigan) fields a question during the firs...

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

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

Two firefighters spray water on the debris and rubble at the Western r...

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

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

Firefighters use an extended truck ladder to reach the roof of the Pen...

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

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

Firefighter gather outside the Pentagon Building hours after American ...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetli...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetli...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames after a hijacked jetliner cras...

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

Firefighters work to put out flames moments after a hijacked jetliner ...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetli...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetli...

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 Pentagon in flames moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into ...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames after a hijacked jetliner cras...

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

A local priest shows up moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames after a hijacked jetliner cras...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetli...

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

View of the Pentagon from the Navy Annex minutes after a hijacked jetl...

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

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

View of the Pentagon from the Navy Annex minutes after a hijacked jetl...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetli...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames after a hijacked jetliner cras...

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

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

Crews work into the night after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the P...

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 the hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757-200 was deliberately 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, when two fully loaded passenger airliners were flown into the buildings, in what is being called the worst terrorist attack in history

Stretcher crews stand by to assist where needed after the hijacked Ame...

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

Firefighters struggle to contain the fire after the hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757-200 crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. The Pentagon attack followed a similar attack, two hijacked passenger planes flown into the twin towers of the New York World Trade Center, on the same day, in what is being called the worst terrorist attack in history

Firefighters struggle to contain the fire after the hijacked American ...

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 Major Command Show... more

Standing before a burned out hulk of an automobile an Alexandria fireman inspects the damage to the Pentagon. The US flag is set outside the Pentagon after a hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757-200 was deliberately crashed into Pentagon, September 11, 2001. The Pentagon attack followed an attack on the twin towers of the New York World Trade Center, where two fully loaded passenger airliners were flown into the buildings, in what is called the worst terrorist attack in history

Standing before a burned out hulk of an automobile an Alexandria firem...

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: D Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Jim V... more

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, (center) conducts a news briefing with (left to right), Secretary of the Army, Thomas White, U.S. Army GEN. Henry H. Shelton, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF,  Senators John Warner, R-Va. and Carl Levin, D-Mich., on the terrorist attack at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., on Sep. 11, 2001. (DoD photo by Helene C. Stikkel)  (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, (center) ...

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

Smoke bellows from the Pentagon after five members of Al-Qaida, a group of fundamentalist Islamic Muslims hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757-200 and deliberately crashed into the building, killing all onboard on Sept 11, 2001. The Pentagon attack followed an attack on the twin towers of the New York World Trade Center, when two fully loaded passenger airliners were flown into the buildings, in what is being called the worst terrorist attack in history

Smoke bellows from the Pentagon after five members of Al-Qaida, a grou...

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

President George W. Bush departs Andrews AFB, Maryland, September 11, 2001, onboard Marine One (H3-H Sea King) after returning to Washington from Offutt AFB, Nebraska. The president was in Florida when he learned of the terrorist attack on the Pentagon and for security reasons traveled to Offutt AFB, before returning to Washington

President George W. Bush departs Andrews AFB, Maryland, September 11, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Andrews Air Force Base State: Maryland (MD) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: AMC Scene Camera Operator: SRA Ne... more

Lieutenant General (Dr.) Paul Carlton Jr., Surgeon General of the Air Force, (right), MASTER Sergeant Noel Sepulveda, USAF, (center) and Pentagon employees pitch in to help where needed after a hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757-200 was deliberately crashed into the Pentagon, September 11, 2001. The Pentagon attack followed an attack on the twin towers of the New York World Trade Center, when two fully loaded passenger airliners were flown into the buildings, in what is being called the worst terrorist attack in history

Lieutenant General (Dr.) Paul Carlton Jr., Surgeon General of the Air ...

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

In defiance, a US flag is setup outside the Pentagon. Shortly after 8 AM 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 box cutters then flew a circuitous route that took them away then back toward Washington. At about 9:45 AM they flew the aircraft into the side of the Pentagon. The impact destroyed or damaged four of the five "rings," in this section, that circle the...

In defiance, a US flag is setup outside the Pentagon. Shortly after 8 ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: In defiance, a US flag is setup outside the Pentagon. Shortly after 8 AM on September 11, 2001 in an attempt to frighten the Am... more

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetli...

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

A firefighter places a American Flag, found inside the Pentagon, short...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames after a hijacked jetliner cras...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetli...

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

Firefighters find a American Flag among the rubble unharmed, shortly a...

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 Pentagon in flames moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into ...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames after a hijacked jetliner cras...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetli...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames after a hijacked jetliner cras...

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

Shot of the wreckage after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentag...

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 the building at approximately 0930 on September 11, 2001

View of the Pentagon from the Navy Annex minutes after a hijacked jetl...

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

Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetli...

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

Shot of a pole along the highway was knocked down after a hijacked jet...

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