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The Japanese bombed the U.S. naval base at Hawaii's Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, in an attempt to destroy the U.S. Navy's Pacific fleet. The bombing caused the deaths of more than 2,500 Americans, and an additional 1,00... More »

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The main attraction at Pearl Harbor is the USS Arizona Memorial Tour, which begins at the Pearl Harbor Memorial Center. Only 1,000 visitor tickets are released each day, and admittance is free. Exhibits inside the visito... More »

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One theory holds that Japan bombed Pearl Harbor to decimate the American Pacific fleet so Japan could spread its influence throughout the South Pacific. Another theory believes the bombing was intended to force the Unite... More »

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More than 2,500 people were killed when Japanese planes attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941. The attack on a U.S. military base began at 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time and lasted less than two hours, also resulting in ... More »

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On Dec. 7, 1941, Japan attacked the American military base Pearl Harbor, located near Honolulu, Hawaii. The attack happened early in the morning while the sailors were asleep, so it was difficult for them to defend thems... More »

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Pearl Harbor was bombed on Dec. 7, 1941. The U.S. Pacific Fleet suffered grievous damage; 21 ships were sunk or harmed, 347 aircraft were impaired or destroyed and 2,403 Americans died. The United States promptly declare... More »

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The Imperial Japanese Navy attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Two waves of aircraft took off from six Japanese aircraft carriers and led the aerial bombardment. More »

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