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Pearl Harbor

Pearl%20Harbor%20USS%20AZ.jpg It was in the wee hours of the morning 65 years ago today that almost 400 Japanese planes decimated the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor. Famously recalled as the “date which will live in infamy,” Roosevelt almost referred to it as “a date which will live in world history” (as commenter DianeWT mentioned last week).

This month’s World Almanac E-Newsletter has a great special feature for those interested in reading about Pearl Harbor in greater detail.

Both the San Francisco Chronicle and the Los Angeles Times have articles recounting the day in their respective cities. And the New York Times waited until today to run this interesting obit on Lt. Kenneth Taylor, one of the first two Americans to gun down a Japanese plane at Pearl Harbor. He passed away Nov. 25.

Also, the Pacific Aviation Museum, an aviation battlefield museum, opens today at Ford Island in Pearl Harbor. And the USS Arizona is still leaking oil?

For all your other Pearl Harbor reference needs, the Naval Historical Center website is very comprehensive.

Motion picture frame of the forward magazines of USS Arizona (BB-39) exploding after being bombed. From the Naval Historical Center and National Archives.

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