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Attack on Pearl Harbor Pictures


japanese bombers before attack on pearl harbor

uss arizona explodes in pearl harbor

USS Shaw burns in pearl harbor

Japanese bombers prepare for takeoff

USS Arizona's explode in Pearl Harbor

USS Shaw burns in Pearl Harbor

attack on pearl harbor aerial view

USS Arizona sinks

japanese carrier pearl harbor

View from Japanese Plane

USS Arizona sunk at Pearl Harbor

Japanese bombers take off


fighting the flames at pearl harbor

1941 Admiral Yamamoto Japan's Aggressor

wrecked ships after the attack of pearl harbor

Fighting the flames

Dec. 1941

Wrecked ships


japanese midget submarine sunk during pearl harbor raid

USS West Virginia after pearl harbor attack

zero fighter plane crashed on december 7 1941

Japanese midget submarine

USS West Virginia

Crashed Japanese Zero fighter

"I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve." >> Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto after the attack on Pearl Harbor



The Attack on Pearl Harbor:

On the morning of December 7, 1941, planes and midget submarines of the Imperial Japanese Navy began a surprise attack on the US under the command of Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo. This attack brought the United States into World War II. At 6:00 a.m. on December 7th the six Japanese carriers launched a first wave of 181 planes composed of torpedo bombers, dive-bombers, horizontal bombers and fighters. The Japanese hit American ships and military installations at 7:53 a.m. 

They attacked military airfields at the same time they hit the fleet anchored in Pearl Harbor. Overall, twenty-one ships of the U.S. Pacific fleet were damaged and the death toll reached 2,400.


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