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Pearl Harbor, 69 years ago today

Sixty-nine years ago, on December 7th, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a surprise attack against the United States naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Over 350 Japanese aircraft attacked in two waves, strafing, dropping bombs and torpedoes. Four U.S. Navy battleships were sunk, four other battleships were damaged, and eight other ships were either sank or damaged. 188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed, 2,402 personnel were killed and 1,282 were wounded. The following day, the United States declared war on Japan, officially entering World War II. This year’s 69th anniversary coincides with the dedication of a new $56 million Pearl Harbor visitors center. Collected here are photos from that infamous day. (34 photos total)

Aerial view of Battleship Row in the opening moments of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7th, 1941. (U.S. Navy)

2 responses

  1. me gusto la ultima foto del ultimo sobreviviente de la ultima gran guerra:)

    December 7, 2010 at 8:56 PM

  2. planners anticipated abandonment of the Philippines at the outbreak of war and orders to that effect were given in late 1941 to commander of the . They expected the Philippines to be attacked first due to the threat air bases there as well as the naval base at Manila would pose to hence supplies to and from territory to the south which were Japan s main objective.

    December 14, 2010 at 4:02 AM

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