The 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
The Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor, which took place 70 years ago on 7 December 1941, catapulted America into the Second World War. Altogether, 2,390 Americans lost their lives in the attack. Twelve ships sank or were beached, and nine were damaged. The US lost 164 aircraft. On the Japanese side, 64 people died, five ships sank, and 29 planes were destroyed.
The front page of the “New York World Telegram”, with the headline, “1500 dead in Hawaii”, referring to the Japanese air attack at Pearl Harbour (Pearl Harbor) on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. 8th December 1941. (Photo by Express/Express/Getty Images)
80-G-387566: Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941. Aerial view of "Battleship Row" moorings on the southern side of Ford Island, 10 December 1941, showing damage from the Japanese raid three days earlier. Shown are: USS Oklahoma (BB-37), capsized; USS Tennessee (BB-43), lightly damaged, with the sunken USS West Virginia (BB-48). Note dark oil streaks on the harbor surface, originating from the sunken battleships. Photographed by VJ-1 at an altitude of 3,000 feet and released November 9…
USS Tennessee BB-43 during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Article, photos, and information.
The USS Tennessee was berthed in Battleship Row on the south side of Ford Island, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. She was in a nested pair with the USS West Virginia and since she was moored inboard, she was protected from the torpedo attack. To her stern was the USS Arizona, and the USS Maryland was just ahead of her, berthed inside to the USS Oklahoma. According to the action report, at about 7:55 AM, Japanese planes were seen dropping bombs on Ford Island.
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USS Arizona Plaque
DEDICATED TO THE ETERNAL MEMORY OF OUR GALLANT SHIPMATES IN THE USS ARIZONA WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN ACTION 7 DECEMBER 1941 "From today on the USS Arizona will again fly our country's flag just as proudly as she did on the morning of 7 December 1941. I am sure the ARIZONA'S crew will know and appreciate what we are doing." Admiral A.W. Radford, USN 7 March 1950 MAY GOD MAKE HIS FACE TO SHINE UPON THEM AND GRANT THEM PEACE.