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  Pearl Harbor.com
What you didn't know, and won't until you set foot on this beautiful island, is that Pearl Harbor has a way of pulling you back in time and wrapping its suntanned fingers around your heart like no other place in the world.
At Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona suffered direct-hits from four 800-kg bombs dropped by high-altitude Japanese Kates and the remains of over 1,000 crewmen are still entombed in her hull.
At almost 900 feet long, she is an awesome spectacle and one of the most popular attractions in Pearl Harbor and Hawaii.
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  Pearl Harbor - MSN Encarta
Pearl Harbor is a harbor on the island of O ʻ ahu, Hawaii, west of Honolulu.
Pearl Harbor, inlet of the island of Oahu, Hawaii, 10 km (6 mi) west of Honolulu, and the site of one of the principal naval bases of the United States.
Early in the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese submarines and aircraft carrier-based planes attacked the U.S. Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor.
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 Remembering Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor, the United States' center for military action in the Pacific Ocean, was almost completely destroyed.
The Pacific Fleet first arrived at Pearl Harbor naval base on April 2, 1940, and were scheduled to return to the United States mainland around May 9, 1940.
The crews at Pearl Harbor were on the decks of their ships for morning colors and the singing of The Star-Spangled Banner.
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The harbor was surveyed then and later, but improvements were not begun until after the U.S. annexed the Hawaiian Islands in 1898.
The channel is about 11 m (about 35 ft) deep, and the harbor has a maximum depth of 18 m (60 ft), making the harbor available to the largest naval vessels.
Early in the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese submarines and carrier-based planes attacked the U.S. Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor.
www.history.com /encyclopedia.do?articleId=218809   (730 words)

 Pearl Harbor Remembered
The first attack wave had reached the U.S. Pacific Fleet stationed at Oahu's Pearl Harbor and for all intents and purposes, World War II began for the United States.
Although the U.S. military forces in Pearl Harbor had been recently strengthened, the base was not at a state of high alert.
Pearl Harbor was the principal but not sole target of the Japanese attack that day.
www.infoplease.com /spot/pearlharbor1.html   (459 words)

 Hawaii's Official Tourism Site -- Pearl Harbor, Oahu
Pearl Harbor, named for the pearl oysters once harvested there, is the largest natural harbor in Hawaii and the only naval base in the United States to be designated a National Historical Landmark.
Located within former WWII airplane hangars on Pearl Harbor’s Ford Island, the Pacific Aviation Museum is an immersive aviation museum complete with interactive simulators and exhibits showcasing the stories behind authentic WWII fighter planes and bombers.
Explore the battle in the skies in Hangar 37, a 42,000 square foot airplane hangar that survived the Pearl Harbor attack.
www.gohawaii.com /oahu/plan/things_to_do_on_oahu/attractions/points_of_interest/pearl_harbor   (776 words)

 USS Arizona Memorial: Pearl Harbor History
PEARL HARBOR, OAHU, HI — Just as the luster of a pearl seems to change with the shifting light of day, so has Pearl Harbor changed in the shifting light of history.
Despite gaining exclusive rights to Pearl Harbor in 1887, the United States did not make any attempt to take advantage of their claim on this strategic estuary until well after the turn of the century.
Pearl Harbor was a focal point of the transition; becoming homeport for much of the Pacific Fleet.
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 snopes.com: Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor Photos found in an old Brownie stored in a foot locker.
Beginning at 0600 hours his first wave consisted of 183 fighters and torpedo bombers which struck at the fleet in Pearl Harbor and the airfields in Hickam, Kaneohe and Ewa.
Most (if not all) of these images are readily identifiable as archival photos that have been available since the early 1940s and have appeared in countless articles and books about the Pearl Harbor attack.
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 Five survivors keep history alive at Pearl Harbor - USATODAY.com
PEARL HARBOR — They are the ironmen of their generation, living through Dec. 7, 1941, and the World War that followed, and defying the pitfalls of age and health into their 80s and 90s.
The five Pearl Harbor survivors who regularly volunteer at the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center here, talking and joking with tourists and signing autographs, may have lost a step or two, but not their wit.
Ten years ago, about 15 Pearl Harbor survivors were part of the pool of veterans who mingled with visitors, according to Skip Wheeler, a National Park Service ranger at the Arizona memorial who coordinates the volunteer effort.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2007-12-05-PearlHarbor_N.htm   (1007 words)

 FOXNews.com - Survivors Mark Pearl Harbor Anniversary - U.S. & World
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii —; Survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor observed a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m.
At Pearl Harbor the U.S. Navy plans honor the USS Arizona, which lies submerged in the water with the bodies of hundreds of sailors still aboard.
Some Wisconsin World War II vets who served at Pearl Harbor recall Dec. 7, 1941, as a quiet Sunday morning before it was shattered by the surprise attack from the Japanese.
www.foxnews.com /story/0,2933,177960,00.html   (1469 words)

 Pearl Harbor: The REAL History - Mother Of All Conspiracies
The handfull of military men in DC responsible for the disaster at Pearl Harbor were directly under the control of FDR and were later promoted and protected from investigation; promoted with FDR's full knowledge that they were responsible for not warning Hawaii.
Churchill wrote about Pearl Harbor that FDR and his top advisors "knew the full and immediate purpose of their enemy." (GRAND ALLIANCE p 603) http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/6315/fdrknew.html Churchill's entire discussion of Pearl Harbor was a justification of treason, e.g.: "A Japanese attack upon the U.S. was a vast simplification of (FDR's and advisors') problems and their duty.
It proves Washington knew Pearl Harbor was to be attacked by publishing for the first time a 26 November 1941 Navy intelligence analysis concluding that Japanese carriers were in the Kurile Islands poised to attack Hawaii.
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 Pearl Harbor - Mother of All Conspiracies
Interestingly, all references to Pearl Harbor in the War Department's copy of Sorge's 32,000 word confession to the Japanese were deleted.
His reaction to the news of Pearl Harbor was quite unusual - he locked himself in his room all morning and refused to meet with his air commander General Brereton, and refused to attack Japanese forces on Formosa even under orders from the War Department.
JOINT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack, Nov 15, 1945 to May 31, 1946, proved that there had been so much reversion of testimony, coverup and outright lies that the truth would have to wait until all Pearl Harbor records were declassified.
www.whatreallyhappened.com /pearl/www.geocities.com/Pentagon/6315/pearl.html   (8138 words)

 Today in History: December 7
A hurried dispatch from the ranking United States naval officer in Pearl Harbor, Commander in Chief Pacific, to all major navy commands and fleet units provided the first official word of the attack at the ill-prepared Pearl Harbor base.
Naval Dispatch from the Commander in Chief Pacific (CINCPAC) announcing the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.
Concentrating on subjects like aircraft factories, training for war, women in the workforce, and the armed forces, the OWI documented and celebrated American patriotism in the military and on the homefront.
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 Survivors gather at Pearl Harbor - Life- msnbc.com
Survivors Bob Jensen, center, and Earl Smith, left, speak with Scott Hanneman of the U.S. Navy at the memorial ceremony for the 65th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Thursday.
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - Nearly 500 survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor were here Thursday to honor those who died in the surprise attack 65 years ago.
Many veterans were treating the gathering as their last, uncertain whether they would be alive or healthy enough to travel to Hawaii for the next big memoria, the 70th anniversary, in five years.
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 Pearl Harbor - Mother of All Conspiracies
His reaction to the news of Pearl Harbor was quite unusual - he locked himself in his room all morning and refused to meet with his air commander General Brereton, and refused to attack Japanese forces on Formosa even under orders from the War Department.
JOINT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack, Nov 15, 1945 to May 31, 1946, proved that there had been so much reversion of testimony, coverup and outright lies that the truth would have to wait until all Pearl Harbor records were declassified.
GRAND ALLIANCE p 603) Churchill's entire discussion of Pearl Harbor was a justification of treason, e.g.: "A Japanese attack upon the U.S. was a vast simplification of (FDR's and advisors') problems and their duty.
www.prisonplanet.com /pearl_harbor_mother_of_all_conspiracies.htm   (8280 words)

 Pearl Harbor (2001)
Pearl Harbor follows the story of two best friends, Rafe and Danny, and their love lives as they go off to join the war.
Pearl Harbor will appeal to many with its big names, its schmaltzy and contrived love story, its special effects for their own sake and its simplistic appeals to patriotism, morality and retaliatory violence.
The movie goes for about three hours when less than two would have sufficed, and the surplus length can be attributed to both prolonged scenes of the bombing raid on Pearl Harbor itself, and the set-up of perhaps the most pointless and pitiful love triangle in cinematic history.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0213149   (743 words)

PEARL HARBOR is so baldly calculated, the pitch must have been “TITANIC plus SAVING PRIVATE RYAN,” and producer Jerry Bruckheimer tosses in his own TOP GUN for good measure.
PEARL HARBOR’s first ninety minutes is about a love triangle between two pilots and a nurse, the last ninety is the two pilots versus the Japanese.
In PEARL HARBOR, Rafe McCawley (Ben Affleck) becomes enamored of nurse Evelyn Johnson (Kate Beckinsale) when she gives him a bye on an eye test he would otherwise fail, ending his career as a pilot.
pages.prodigy.net /zvelf/pearl_harbor.htm   (775 words)

 Pearl Harbor - U.S. History/World History lesson plan (grades 9-12) - DiscoverySchool.com
Encourage students to imagine what it was like when the military base at Pearl Harbor was surprised by the Japanese attack.
Tell students that their assignment is to write a newsmagazine story about Pearl Harbor as though they were living at the time.
Three points: Students completed their research carefully and thoroughly, wrote an informative, creative article, and were able to apply what happened at Pearl Harbor to the present day.
school.discoveryeducation.com /lessonplans/programs/pearlharbor   (539 words)

This is the incredible story of the lead pilot of the December 7, 1941, raid on Pearl Harbor.
"From Pearl Harbor to Calvary" is Fuchida's testimony of salvation.
Fuchida was the one who shouted the war cry, "Tora, Tora, Tora!" Mitsuo Fuchida fought the United States throughout WWII and was intimately involved in the planning and leadership of the Japanese war effort as flight commander and later as a senior operations officer.
journals.aol.com /yeshuaessenor/JESUSJESUSJESUS/entries/2007/01/18/pearl-harbor/887   (2038 words)

 December 7, 1941 - Japanese Bomb Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor - At 7:02 a.m., two Army operators at Oahu's northern shore radar station detect the Japanese air attack approaching and contact a junior officer who disregards their reports, thinking they are American B-17 planes which are expected in from the U.S. west coast.
Pearl Harbor is not on a state on high alert.
Both senior commanders at Pearl Harbor; Navy Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, and Army Lt. General Walter C. Short, were relieved of their duties following the attack.
www.historyplace.com /worldwar2/timeline/pearl.htm   (878 words)

 Dec. 7, 1941: Attack at Pearl Harbor a Bold, Desperate Gamble
Minoru Genda, one of the Imperial Japanese Navy's most innovative officers, was the primary architect of the Pearl Harbor raid.
Early on a Sunday morning, Pearl Harbor was not exactly on combat alert even though the Americans knew -- from having broken the Japanese codes -- that an attack somewhere was imminent.
When a couple of radar operators working a test problem near Pearl reported a huge blip headed their way, they were essentially told to forget about it.
www.wired.com /science/discoveries/news/2007/12/dayintech_1207   (612 words)

It was the Sunday morning attack on Pearl Harbor, and it began the United States' direct participation in World War II and ended the careers of the islands' two top military commanders, both of whom had stellar service jackets.
His ``Days of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor,'' documenting for the first time the real lack of intelligence information given to Kimmel and Short, continues to draw both raves, from supporters, and objections, from those who flatly say there was no conspiracy to deprive the two commanders of needed information.
in The New Pearl Harbor (2004), Griffin revisits the cataclysmic...
www.apfn.org /apfn/pearl_harbor.htm   (6740 words)

 The Pearl Harbor Deception, by Robert Stinnett
If the answer to both is "no," then Pearl Harbor was indeed a surprise attack described by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a "Day of Infamy." The integrity of the U.S. government regarding Pearl Harbor remains solid.
If the Japanese naval codes were intercepted, decoded, and translated into English by U.S. naval cryptographers prior to Pearl Harbor, then the Japanese naval attacks on American Pacific military bases were known in advance among the highest levels of the American government.
In the mid-1980s I learned that none of the hundreds of thousands of Japanese military messages obtained by the U.S. monitor stations prior to Pearl Harbor were introduced or discussed during the congressional investigation of 1945-46.
www.antiwar.com /orig2/stinnett1.html   (2148 words)

 Pearl Harbor Documentary
This amazing documentary chronicles the compelling events that led up to Japan s surprise bombing of the U. Naval base at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and depicts the numerous air, land and sea battles that unfolded from 1942 until the fall of the Japanese empire in 1945.
A special documentary look at the attack on Pearl Harbor, combining archival historical footage with clips from the blockbuster Copyright (C) Muze Inc. 2005.
This documentary depicts the aftereffects of the bombing at Pearl Harbor during World War II, and how allied forces helped the U.S lead the way in capturing New Guinea.
www.pearlharborguide.com /pearl-harbor-documentary.htm   (249 words)

 Attack on Pearl Harbor game preview - Page 1 of 3 - Gameworld Network
At a press tour held earlier this month in San Francisco, CDV treated journalists to a day of hands-on play with Attack on Pearl Harbor, and after putting hours into the game's campaign and multiplayer modes alike, we're pleased to report the title delivered a promising blend of casual and addictive play.
Developed by Swedish studio Legendo, Pearl's primary distinction from other '40s-era fliers is that it serves up a pair of single-player storylines: one each from the American and Japanese side.
The introductory Pearl Harbor battle, as well as later bouts at Coral Sea, Wake Island, Peliliu and Saipan, though loosely, are all based on their historical derivatives, but Pearl Harbor won't throw anything as pretend as power-ups your way.
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 BBC ON THIS DAY | 7 | 1941: Japanese planes bomb Pearl Harbor
Japan has launched a surprise attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and has declared war on Britain and the United States.
Details of the attack in Hawaii are scarce but initial reports say Japanese bombers and torpedo-carrying planes targeted warships, aircraft and military installations in Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, the third largest and chief island of Hawaii.
Pearl Harbor also united an outraged American nation behind President Roosevelt and behind the war against Japan, and failed to destroy the major US ships, the aircraft carriers.
news.bbc.co.uk /onthisday/hi/dates/stories/december/7/newsid_3494000/3494108.stm   (734 words)

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