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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)

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)

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

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

Pearl Harbor Attack

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: 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

Most believe that those at Pearl Harbor were the only casualties on American soil during WWII. Not true.

Most believe that those at Pearl Harbor were the only casualties on American soil during WWII. There were more in Oregon.

The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii. -   Pearl Harbor is a site that inspires reflection on war and peace and our place in the global community. The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor is a truly special monument. Just 6 feet below the surface of the sea, you can see the deck of the 608-foot battleship USS Arizona, which sank in a swift 9 minutes, killing 1,177 of its men, more than half the total casualties that tragic day.

The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor - 100 Places to Take Your Family in the U. Slideshow at Frommer's

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