Historical photos of Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941

Historical photos of Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941


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Historical photos of Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941
L.A. Daily News ^ | 12/6/2017 | Miriam Velasquez

Posted on 12/07/2017 4:22:43 AM PST by simpson96

President Franklin Roosevelt called December 7, 1941, “a date which will live in infamy.” On that day, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor. The bombing killed more than 2,400 Americans. It completely destroyed the American battleship U.S.S. Arizona and capsized the U.S.S. Oklahoma. The attack brought the United States into World War II.

The attack sank or beached a total of twelve ships and damaged nine others. 160 aircraft were destroyed and 150 others damaged. The attack took the country by surprise, especially the ill-prepared Pearl Harbor base. December 7, 2017 marks the 76th anniversary of the attack.

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