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What You Should Know About the Attack on Pearl Harbor: The USS Arizona (BB-39) burning after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. (December 7, 1941)

♥~12/7/2012 - Pearl Harbor Day (1941) “A date that will live in infamy,” 200 Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, long considered the US “Gibraltar of the Pacific.” The raid, which lasted little more than one hour, left nearly 3,000 dead. The attack on Pearl Harbor forced the United States into WWII, a declaration of war was requested by President Roosevelt, and approved by Congress December 8, 1941.

In spite of the latest intelligence reports about the missing aircraft carriers (his most important targets), Admiral Nagumo decided to continue the attack with his force of six carriers and 423 aircraft. At a range of 230 miles north of Oahu, he launched the first wave of a two-wave attack. Beginning at 0600 hours his first wave consisted of 183 fighters and torpedo bombers which struck at the fleet in Pearl Harbor and the airfields in Hickam, Kaneohe and Ewa.

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