Friday, December 07, 2007

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, USA.jpg

United States naval base, at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Site of an attack by the Japanese Empire on December 7th, 1941, which led to the entry of the U.S. in the Second World War. American casualties were 2,388 killed and 1,178 wounded; there were 65 Japanese casualties.

The United States suffered the loss of several battleships and other surface artillery ships, Japan believing these to be the greatest threat against its navy; however, U.S. aircraft carriers and submarines were untouched, and these classes of ships proved decisive in the American counterattack.

Photo taken in February, 2002.

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