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|Photograph courtesy of WikiPedia, "from a Japanese plane of Battleship Row at the beginning of the attack. The explosion in the center is a torpedo strike on the USS Oklahoma."|
On December 7, 1941, the United States suffered the most shocking military defeat in its history at Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The Japanese surprise attack caused over 3,000 casualties and sank or damaged many ships including all eight battleships anchored in the harbor. Though the attack severely incapacitated the US Pacific fleet, it united a previously divided America and committed a nation to war.
The World War II War Diaries provide a day-to-day record of operational activities and sometimes administrative activities as well. Free during the month of December.
See more about the Pearl Harbor Attack and WWII
- Interactive USS Arizona Memorial
Leave a tribute to a World War II Hero.
- Pearl Harbor Muster Rolls - Free during December
Personnel assigned to ships based at Pearl Harbor.
- A Narrative of Events During the Attack
Spotlight from the World War II Diaries.
- 'Attack on Pearl Harbor' Footnote Page
See documents and more about the Pearl Harbor Attack.