Remembering Pearl Harbor 77 years later

On Dec. 7, 1941, Japan ambushed the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The raid, which claimed 2,403 American lives, prompted the U.S. to declare war on Japan the next day.
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December 7 1941. Nearly an hour before dawn a fleet of 353. Aircraft. Takes off from four aircraft carrier's position a 132 miles off the coast of Oahu. The mission is known simply as operations C. 755 billion. Dark school years on the horizon. Moments later the first wave attack begins. Ford and that's your world for the first ago. Eight Pena. Bombs rained from the morning Scott instructing the Nevada Arizona and Tennessee. In less than five minutes to seven of the eight ships are either damaged or destroyed. 806 a models above and presumably find their releases fourth direct hits from behind. Kilogram bombs exploded across the deck of the USS Arizona. Nine minutes later and burning battleships listens and six. Taking with her 1177. Lives. 8:55. AM the second wave begins. A 167. A traditional Japanese aircraft join the attack but this the American anti aircraft defense is strong. Six US forces are engaged Japanese bombers enough ferocious dog fight club look fiery landscape. It was over in less than two hours. 2403. Americans lost their lives. Another 1178. Sustained injuries.

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