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Pearl Harbour 1941: Past to Present

6 December 2015

Deano is an Ozzie who writes and photographs much better than most, He wrote this post about the Pearl Harbor attack as well as the museum and memorials there today. I can’t think of a better piece than his from last year on this this date in remembrance of the surprise attack which yanked the U.S. into World War II…

Aces Flying High

Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date that will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”

– US President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Pearl Harbour, Oahu, Hawaii 1941

japan-naval-ensignOn December 7th, 1941 the Imperial Japanese Navy conducted a surprise attack upon the US Navy base at Pearl Harbour in Hawaii along with nearby USAAF and US Navy air bases. The attack was intended to cripple the US Pacific Fleet to enable Japanese forces an unmolested hand in their invasion of Asia and the Pacific region (that same day they launched simultaneous attacks across the region including Guam, Hong Kong, Malaya, Midway Island, the Philippines and Wake Island). The attack may have been a surprise but tension between the 2 nations hade been brewing for many years, especially over the war Japan had been conducting in…

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