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View Stock Photo of December 7 1941 Newspaper Headline War Oahu Bombed By Japanese Planes. Find premium, high-resolution photos at Getty Images.

Op 7 december 1941 pleegde Japan een verrassingshaven op Pearl Harbor op Hawaii. De aanval was bedoelt om de Amerikaanse vloot te vernietigen zodat de VS zwak op zee zou zijn. De haven werd aangevallen via gevechtsvliegtuigen en na deze gebeurtenis raakte de VS betrokken bij de Tweede wereld oorlog.

The destroyer USS Shaw explodes after being hit by bombs during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December (AP Photo)

Casualty List from Pearl Harbor (detailed list according to Location)

Pearl Harbor Casualties - December USS Arizona, USS California, Fort Shafter and others

This photo shows the aftermath of the bombs dropped on Pearl Harbor by Japan during world war 2. This was what finally got the U.S to join the fight. Japan ended up surrendering.

USS California sinking-Pearl Harbor - Attack on Pearl Harbor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pearl Harbor Casualties - Deaths by Location, Fort and Ship

Pearl Harbor Casualties - December USS Arizona, USS California, Fort Shafter and others

The Pearl Harbor attacks very large amount of damage, despite its duration of just two hours.  21 ships of the United States Pacific Fleet were either sunk or damaged.  188 airplanes were destroyed, and 159 were damaged.  There were 2,403 American casualties, 68 of which were civilians.  On the other side, only Japanese 29 planes (10% of the attacking force) were destroyed.  In the end, all but three US ships damaged were repaired.

December Black smoke and flames pour out of a battleship on fire in Pearl Harbour (Pearl Harbor), Oahu Island after a surprise attack by the Japanese which brought America into WW II. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)

Pearl Harbor: How FDR responded to the "day of infamy"

Pearl Harbor: How FDR responded to the "day of infamy"

Pearl Harbor survivor recalls ‘The day I do not forget’ 75 years after it happened - The Boston Globe

There were 4,575 military casualties at Pearl Harbor, including 2,403 killed. Swift burial was imperative. On Dec 8, 15 victims of the raid were temporarily laid to rest under a single flag while Marine riflemen fired a volley and a bugler played taps. The bodies were later moved to an Oahu military cemetery or sent home. This beach site became a golf course.

8 December A Marine rifle squad fires a volley over the bodies of 15 officers and men killed at Naval Air Station Kanoehe Bay during the raid at Pearl Harbor.

Pearl Harbor Casualties 1941, Records Search at Genealogy Today. [This long list of names makes me sad, as do all of the lists of people lost to wars/"conflicts".]

Pearl Harbor Casualties Records Search at Genealogy Today. [This long list of names makes me sad, as do all of the lists of people lost to wars/"conflicts".

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