Real War Photos - These original photos come alive with the smoke and thunder of battle; unsurpassed as a portrayal of America at war."  George Chizmar, Sr., WWII U.S. Navy and founder of RWP.

History & Memories Preserved ... For over fifty years, Real War Photos has been dedicated to honoring the memories of those who have served, and sacrificed so much for the freedom and liberties we enjoy today. 

Duty - Honor - Country - Remember:   ARMY - NAVY - AIR FORCE - MARINES - COAST GUARD 


Legacy of Hope Dec 07, 2023

82nd Commemoration

Each year on Dec. 7th, Pearl Harbor Survivors, veterans, and visitors from all over the world come together to honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. A further 1,178 people were injured in the attack, which permanently sank two U.S. Navy battleships (the USS Arizona and the USS Utah) and destroyed 188 aircraft. For more information, go to Pacific Historic Parks:   

In 1941, our nation “Remembered Pearl Harbor” in order to defeat a determined foe. Now we remember to embrace, not just the victory of arms but the promise of a renewed commitment to that hope, that our generation, and the generations to follow will always honor the sacrifice of our veterans by tirelessly striving to maintain and cherish the legacy of hope.

 Damage to Pearl Harbor NAS, scene of devastation on 07 Dec 1941.

Above photo: B23572  Damage to Pearl Harbor Naval Air Station - Scene of devastation as the Japanese attack on 07 December 1941. 

 (Photo courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration and U.S. Dept of Navy.)

To receive a free catalog of all the Pearl Harbor battle photos in our collection, call us at 734-327-9696 or email  your request to

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Call us if you don't see what  you are looking for as we're happy to help.

Please note: VETERANS receive a 50% DISCOUNT off any photo order!

Payments include: checks by mail, credit cards by phone or online.  

…call  us at 734-327-9696 EST 8AM to 5PM Monday-Friday.

Call, write  or email for a free catalog of your subject of interest.

Address: Real War Photos, P.O. Box 414, Somerset Center, MI 49282


Phone: 734-327-9696

Online orders:  Veterans use code VET50 at check-out.

NOTE:  If you are a non-veteran, placing a first order, you receive a 20% discount; enter code NEWCUST when prompted at checkout . 

To the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice, we salute you. 

For those who are serving today, we pray for your safe return.

For the many veterans, families of veterans & active military,

we thank you for your enduring spirit and your daily sacrifice. RWP 

ReunionsList your reunion details free on our website, giving your group a wide national audience that may result in more members being located , increasing reunion attendance. 


Getting Around

To view our photo galleries just click the IMAGE button in the upper right hand corner of the screen, or click on the SEARCH button and type in a topic. To navigate to other pages click the MENU button, top of page.


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...or Call 734-327-9696

Conducting Searches

Select the Search function in the upper right corner of the page. Then just enter the term(s) you wish to search for (such as a ship's name or designation, dignitary, battle, engagement or individual), and the system will search across all galleries and display the results in a new gallery. Check out the FAQ page for more information and help on conducting searches.

Create your own space

The FAVORITES button will enable you to store up to 500 of your favorite images from our site. When you return to Real War Photos you can view the images you have stored in the Lightbox the next time you login or choose to purchase some or all from your custom light box.

To use the FAVORITES you will need to create an account, which is fast and easy, by clicking on the Sign In button and then Register with your email address as user name and create a password.

Downloading photos

Purchasing and downloading images couldn't be easier. Just select the image(s) you want to purchase and we will upload them to the Download Dock. or you can use your credit card to purchase a print.

You must have an account with RWP in order to access digital photos or place an order.

Go to the Services & Features page for additional information.


Note: Watermarks (Real War Photos) will appear in the center of the photos online only and will be removed for downloads and printed products. This is a copyright and safety feature.

Warning: Viewer discretion is advised - These galleries contains images that some viewers may find disturbing and not suitable for children.

Thank you for visiting Real War Photos,

George & Jo Ellen Chizmar
Real War Photos


Phone: (734) 327-9696


Real War Photos is dedicated to the memory of our beloved father, George Chizmar Sr. who served on the USS Montpelier (CL-57), with sincere appreciation for all his hard work in creating and operating RWP. It's our goal to continue to provide our customers with the best war related photographs possible. Thank you.

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