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Saturday, December 7, 2013
Remembering December 7
It was 72 years ago this day in which the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a devastating air attack on the US base at Pearl Harbor . A number of ships were sunk or damaged, including three battleships that were sent to the bottom, and over 2400 American servicemen lost their lives. About half the casualties came from the USS Arizona, which was sunk along with almost 1200 sailors whom were killed. The other battleships were eventually brought back into service, but the Arizona was left on the bottom as a memorial to its crew. Later on, an official public memorial was built over the ship.
The Pearl Harbor Memorial is at Oahu (180/10/24).