70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack

December 7, 2011 marks the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan. The assault killed 2,390 Americans and drew the U.S. into World War II.
70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack
This captured Japanese photograph shows the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii December 7, 1941. In the distance, the smoke rises from Hickam Field. December 7, 2011 marks the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack in which over 2,400 members of the United States military were killed. Picture taken December 7, 1941.

70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack
U.S. Navy battleship USS West Virginia burns and sinks after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii December 7, 1941. December 7, 2011 marks the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack in which over 2,400 members of the United States military were killed. Picture taken December 7, 1941.

70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack
Members of the U.S. Military stand near airplane wreckage during the surprise Japanese aerial attack at Naval Air Station at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii December 7, 1941.

70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack
A view of the USS ARIZONA burning after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack
USS Nevada is seen ablaze off the Ford Island seaplane base, with her bow pointed up-channel.

70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack
An aerial view of "Battleship Row" at Pearl Harbor, photographed from a Japanese aircraft, beside Ford Island, during the early part of the horizontal bombing attack on the ships moored on December 7, 1941. Ships seen are (L-R): USS Nevada; USS Arizona with USS Vestal moored outboard; USS Tennessee with USS West Virginia moored outboard; USS Maryland with USS Oklahoma moored outboard; and USS Neosho, only partially visible at the extreme right.

70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack
The U.S. Navy battleship USS California is seen ablaze after an attack by Japanese carrier based strike aircraft.

70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack
The USS Nevada is aground and burning off Waipio Point, after the end of the Japanese air raid in Pearl Harbor.

70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack
A view of the USS West Virginia in flames in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii December 7, 1941.

70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack
In this April 18, 1942 file photo, one of Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle's B-25 bombers takes off from the flight deck of the USS Hornet for the initial air raid on Tokyo.

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