Remembering The Pearl Harbor Attack 73 Years Ago
The USS Arizona and USS West Virginia shortly after they were attacked by Japanese aircraft at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 ... triggering America's entry into World War II ... marshaling all its blessed resources including the awakening of the Her greatest generation, who proudly fought ... doing whatever it would take ... to win the war on all fronts ... and for years to come ... setting the foundation for what the USA is today!
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The facts about the attack on Pearl Harbor...
Dec. 7, 1941 is a day that America will never forget. Claiming more than 2,400 American lives, 21 ships sunk or damaged, and more than 300 aircraft lost, the attack on Pearl Harbor goes down as one of the worst attacks on American soil.
The Japanese attack came in two waves. During the first wave, six Japanese carriers launched 181 planes carrying torpedo bombers, dive bombers, horizontal bombers and fighters. Only 30 minutes later 170 more aircraft launched their attack on the Harbor.
The U.S. was able to repair all but three of the ships sunk or damaged. The three ships that were beyond repair were USS Arizona (BB-39), USS Oklahoma (BB-37), and USS Utah (AG-16).
Information provided by Defense Media Activity
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