December 7, 1941
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Attacks on Pearl Harbor remembered across the US... Pearl Harbor survivor Aaron Chabin, 89, attends a ceremony commemorating the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor in New York City, Dec. 7, 2012. World War II veterans from the New York metropolitan area participated in a wreath-laying ceremony next to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.
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USS Arizona Memorial: The USS Arizona Memorial in Honolulu, most commonly referred to as simply Pearl Harbor, commemorates the lives lost during the December 7, 1941 attack that catapulted the United States into World War II. Of the 1,177 sailors aboard the vessel, 1,102 died in the attack, and each name was inscribed in white marble within the walls of the memorial. Visitors can still see oil leaking from the wreckage just beneath the surface of the water.
The U. S. S. West Virginia
Peace Treaty signing with USS West Virginia in background On August 31, 1945 the West Virginia steamed into Tokyo Bay. Two days later, the ship anchored a few miles from the USS Missouri and was the only ship present for the Japanese surrender that had been attacked at Pearl Harbor. The surrender marked the end of World War II and the beginning of the end for the mighty West Virginia.
'Hideki Tōjō was a general of the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA), the leader of the Taisei Yokusankai, and the 40th Prime Minister of Japan during most of World War II, from 17 October 1941 to 22 July 1944. As Prime Minister, he was directly responsible for the attack on Pearl Harbor, which led to the war between Japan and the United States, although planning for it had begun before he entered office.
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Name: USS Missouri Namesake: Missouri Ordered: 12 June 1940 Builder: Brooklyn Navy Yard Laid down: 6 January 1941 Launched: 29 January 1944 Commissioned: 11 June 1944 Decommissioned: 31 March 1992 (final) Struck: 12 January 1995 Nickname: "Mighty Mo" or "Big Mo" Honors and awards: 11 battle stars World War II Korean War Gulf War Fate: Museum ship
Asian Americans have a high level of political incorporation in terms of their actual voting population. Since 1907, Asian Americans have been active at the national level and have had multiple officeholders at local, state and national levels. As of February 2011 the highest ranking Asian American is Senator and President Pro Tempore Daniel Inouye.
WWII..Waimanalo, Hawaii...On December 7, 1941, Bellows Field, along with Pearl Harbor and Kane’ohe Air Station, was attacked by war planes of the Imperial Japanese Navy. The following morning a Japanese naval officer, believed to be the first prisoner of war in World War II, was captured on the beach. He came ashore after his two-man submarine went aground on the reef in Waimanalo Bay. The body of the sub’s second crew member, an enlisted man, washed ashore
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - October 27, 2009 - This detailed astronaut photograph illustrates the southern coastline of the Hawaiian island Oahu, including Pearl Harbor. On December 7, 1941—68 years ago—a surprise attack by the Japanese Navy on Pearl Harbor and other targets on the island of Oahu precipitated the entry of the United States into World War II. Today, Pearl Harbor is still in use as a major United States Navy installation.
Isoroku Yamamoto (1884-1943) was a Japanese Marshal Admiral and the commander-in-chief of the Combined Fleet during World War II. He undertook many of the changes and reorganizations of the Imperial Japanese Navy, especially its development of naval aviation, and he was responsible for major battles such as Pearl Harbor and Midway. He died during an inspection of positions in the Solomon Islands when his aircraft was shot down in an ambush by American fighter planes.
The World at War Blu-ray
The World at War: BBC WW II DVD documentary mini-series narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier in 1973. It is full of interviews of well known people in various campaigns, former Nazi higher-ups & civilians. Their memories of the war are haunting both to them & the viewer. The stunning amount of archival film footage includes everything from the early days of Hitler to moments like the bombing of Pearl Harbor in "you are there" newsreels & disturbing footage of lesser known events.
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Allegiance-The internment of Japanese Americans during World War II is an oft-overlooked and shameful chapter of American history. In the aftermath of Japan’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt authorized, through Executive Order 9066, the forced evacuation of approximately 120,000 persons of Japanese descent from the West Coast of the U.S. and their involuntary internment in ten concentration camps on American soil. About two-thirds of the internees were American citizens.
PEARL HARBOR (Sept. 2, 2013) Rifle Salute detail provided by Marines of Marine Corps Base Hawaii stand in formation next to the battleship USS Missouri ‘Mighty Mo’ (BB-63) Memorial during the End of World War II commemoration ceremony that marked 68th anniversary of the signing of the Instruments of Surrender, bringing peace between nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Diana Quinlan/Released)
Hideki Tōjō (6/30/1884 – 12/23/1948) was a general of the Imperial Japanese Army and the 40th Prime Minister of Japan during most of World War II, from 10/17/1941—7/22/1944. As PM, he was directly responsible for the attack on Pearl Harbor, although planning for it had begun before he entered office. After the end of the war, Tōjō was arrested, sentenced to death for Japanese war crimes by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, and was hanged on December 23, 1948
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The USS Arizona Memorial recalls the Japanese imperial forces attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, which became the starting point of the United States’ involvement in World War II. It was the worst naval disaster in American History, no less than 1,177 sailors died on the USS Arizona during the attack. The remains of the sunken battleship were turned into a memorial which is now the final resting place for 1,102 of the crewmen.
Chūichi Nagumo (March 25, 1887 – July 6, 1944) was a Japanese admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II and one time commander of the Kido Butai (the carrier battle group). He oversaw bombing of Pearl Harbour. He was the fleet commander during the Bombing of Darwin and his Indian Ocean raid on the British Eastern Fleet was a success. However, at the Battle of Midway, Nagumo's near-perfect record finally came to an end. He committed suicide during the Battle of Saipan.