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  Pearl Harbor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pearl Harbor is a simple embayment on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, west of Honolulu.
In 1908 the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard was established.
In 1917, Ford Island in the middle of Pearl Harbor was purchased for joint Army and Navy use in the development of military aviation in the Pacific.
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 Attack on Pearl Harbor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii, was aimed at the Pacific Fleet of the United States Navy and its defending Army Air Corps and Marine defensive squadrons.
Of Pearl Harbor itself, he said that it came in direct response to a virtual ultimatum, the Hull note, from the U.S. government, and that the surprise attack was not treacherous because it should have been expected.
Pearl Harbor is a major event in American history marking the first time since the War of 1812 America was attacked on its home soil by another country.
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 Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor is located on the south coast of Oahu, the third largest of the eight major islands generally considered to be "Hawaii." In addition to the eight major islands, the archipelago of the Hawaiian Islands also include many islets, reefs, and shoals.
Pearl Harbor is located west of and adjacent to Honolulu, the capital city and chief population center of the State of Hawaii.
Harbor pilots state that if a large vessel assigned to the anchorage requires more swinging room than the approximate 175 yd radius the anchorage allows, the anchorage is shifted to a position 200 to 300 yd southwest of the charted position.
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 ~*~Pearl Harbor ~ HI~*~   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Pearl Harbor, land-locked harbor, on the southern coast of Oahu island, Hawaii, west of Honolulu; one of the largest and best natural harbors in the East Pacific Ocean.
Harbor improvements and fortifications were later added, especially after the signing of the Berlin Pact in 1940 by the Axis nations.
Pearl Harbor is now a national historic landmark; a memorial has been built over the sunken hulk of the USS Arizona.
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 Hawaii - The Pearl Harbor Story              
Pearl Harbor was the objective of their attack.
Some dove on Pearl Harbor from the west, strafing the Marine Airfield at Ewa, others from the north hitting Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Field as they came in low towards their main target, and the rest zoomed in from the east past Diamond Head.
For generations the land surrounding Pearl Harbour was subject to natural erosion and the attrition of "civilization" which allowed much of the harbour to be filled with mud.
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 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)

 Pearl Harbor Attack: Index of Action Reports
Nagumo's fleet assembled in the remote anchorage of Tankan Bay in the Kurile Islands and departed in strictest secrecy for Hawaii on 26 November 1941.
American technological skill raised and repaired all but three of the ships sunk or damaged at Pearl Harbor (the USS Arizona (BB-39) considered too badly damaged to be salvaged, the USS Oklahoma (BB-37) raised and considered too old to be worth repairing, and the obsolete USS Utah (AG-16) considered not worth the effort).
Most importantly, the shock and anger caused by the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor united a divided nation and was translated into a wholehearted commitment to victory in World War II.
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 Pearl Harbor in Hawaii
There are many war memorials across the United States, but perhaps one of the most memorable and emotional places too visit is Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
Pearl Harbor was bombed on Sunday December 7, 1941 by Japanese fighter planes and this event was the one that prompted the United States into World War II.
There are several memorials established throughout the Pearl Harbor area in rememberance of the events that took place in 1941 which including the USS Arizona Memorial, the USS Missouri a.k.a the "Mighty Mo", and the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park.
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The 184-foot-long Memorial structure spanning the mid-portion of the sunken battleship consists of three main sections: the entry and assembly rooms; a central area designed for ceremonies and general observation; and the shrine room, where the names of those killed on the Arizona are engraved on the marble wall.
The attack on Pearl Harbor was the culmination of a decade of deteriorating relations between Japan and the United States over the status of China and the security of Southeast Asia.
Meanwhile at Pearl Harbor, the 130 vessels of the U.S. Pacific Fleet lay calm and serene.
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 EO Newsroom: New Images - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Pearl Harbor is home base for the U.S. Pacific Fleet, controlled by the U.S. Navy.
Pearl Harbor is actually a submerged confluence of several river valleys, formed approximately 13,000 years ago during the last glacial period.
Today, Pearl Harbor provides natural drainage for several streams leading down from the two northwest-trending mountain ranges, the Waianae Range on the west of the island and the Ko’olau Range on the east, eventually leading to Mamala Bay.
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 Reason For Attack On Pearl Harbor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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LT Erickson was a nurse at Naval Hospital Pearl Harbor during the attack on 7 December 1941.
Pearl Harbor, on the island of Oahu, had been used by the US Navy since the early part of the twentieth century.
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 Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Pearl Harbor was established as a U.S. naval base in 1908 and remains a vital part of the U.S. defence establishment today.
Pearl Harbor is a national historic landmark because of its essential contribution to the rise of the U.S. as a major power in the Pacific and the crucial role it played in World War II, beginning with the December 7th attack.
The eight battleships in port were attacked with bombs and torpedoes designed for the shallow waters of Pearl Harbor.
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 Naval Station Pearl Harbor
The Pearl Harbor Naval Station, across Quarry Loch, was authorized in 1908.
Of the more than 90 ships at anchor in Pearl Harbor, the primary targets were the eight battleships anchored there.
The Pearl Harbor Naval Station offers three major tourist attractions: the USS ARIZONA memorial, the USS MISSOURI (BB 63) museum, and the USS BOWFIN (SS 287) museum.
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 Home of the Brave Pearl Harbor Hawaii Tours
Your first stop on the tour is the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and the USS Arizona Memorial.
Pearl Harbor - December 7th 1941, a date which will "live in infamy", is one of the most well remembered and significant events in the history of our nation and acted as a catalyst in bringing the U.S. fully and actively into WWII with the rallying cry "Remember Pearl Harbor".
Among those buried here are 586 Pearl Harbor victims, Medal of Honor recipients, Ernie Pyle (the famous WWII war correspondent) and many "unknowns" from wars in the Pacific.
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 ibiblio Pearl Harbor Archives
Navy's caption: With her colors still flying the USS WEST VIRGINIA and the USS TENNESSE are shown after being attacked by the Japanese aircraft and submarines during the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
Navy's caption: Keel of the capsized USS OKLAHOMA with the USS MARYLAND in the background during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.
Navy's caption: "Battleship Row" is a mass of flames and smoke, with USS OKLAHOMA in the foreground, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
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 Aviation History - Pearl Harbor in Hawaii Dec. 7, 1941
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - With a giant American flag waving at half-staff under a cloudy sky, an aging and dwindling group of Pearl Harbor survivors gathered Sunday to commemorate the Japanese attack that launched the United States into World War II 62 years ago.
On the other side of the harbor, hundreds gathered at another service, which included a speech by Ernest Borgnine, the Oscar-winning actor whose role in "From Here to Eternity" won him the invitation to the service that was titled "Hollywood Remembers Pearl Harbor."
In separate ceremonies Sunday, two men who were aboard ships in Pearl Harbor at the time of the attack were being buried at sea.
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 Fugro's multibeam survey of a coral reef, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Fugro performed a multibeam bathymetric survey of a 3km x 100m coral reef at the entrance to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Survey was required for engineering design study in support of a proposed ocean outfall pipeline along the perimeter of the reef.
Multibeam survey of a coral reef along proposed outfall route at entrance of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
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 CNN.com - Reflections, wreaths mark 60th anniversary of Pearl Harbor - December 7, 2001
He said the attacks at Pearl Harbor and on the home front in September coalesced a divided nation.
Before the attack on the Pearl Harbor naval base in Hawaii, the country was divided over "the biggest question of the 20th century," Ambrose said, which was whether the United States should enter World War II.
As hundreds of World War II veterans die each day, the 60th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack holds a special meaning for those who survived the assault and witnessed its unifying effect.
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 Pearl Harbor Tour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
More than half of the United States Pacific Fleet, approximately 150 vessels and service craft, lay at anchor or alongside piers in Pearl Harbor.
All but one of the Pacific fleet’s battleships were in port that morning, most of them moored to quays flanking Ford Island.
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 Attack on Pearl Harbor
In Pearl Harbor were 96 vessels, the bulk of the United States Pacific Fleet.
The Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor and on the airfields of Oahu began at 0755 on December 7, 1941 and ended shortly before 1000.
Fascinating, inspiring stories and details about American heroes of Pearl Harbor who were recognized with the Congressional Medal of Honor.
www.worldwar2history.info /Pearl-Harbor   (871 words)

 Pearl Harbor Hawaii - Online Tips Pearl Harbor Hawaii   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Greeneville High School Band plans to march in Hawaii next year at the 65th anniversary commemoration of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, according to an announcement made Thursday night at a meeting of the...
Alexander in 1873 suggested that the Kingdom Of Hawaii cede a part of Oahu known as "Pearl Harbor" and its surrounding land.
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 AllRefer.com - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (HI) - (inlet) - Facts and Information
Monument E of isl., U.S.S. Utah Memorial W of isl.; Aiea, Waimalu, and Waimanu Streams enter E harbor from N. In the Pearl Harbor vicinity are many U.S. military installations, including the Pearl Harbor U.S. Pacific naval base; Hickam Air Force Base; and Camp H.M. Smith, hq.
After the U.S. annexed Hawaii in 1900, Pearl Harbor was made a naval base.
Most of the harbor's activity is military in nature; some commercial shipping from Aiea, on NE shore, and Waipahu, on W Loch.
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 USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor
A purpose-built cinema shows a 20-minute film about Pearl Harbor and the Japanese attack (the first showing begins at 8 a.m., the last at 3 p.m.).
From Kewalo Basin boat trips can be made to Pearl Harbor and back although this is regarded as an expensive alternative way of viewing the USS Arizona Memorial as the boat sails past it.
The advantage of such a trip, however, is that much of the harbor which is only visible from the water can be seen.
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 CNN.com - Subdued tribute to Pearl Harbor - Dec. 7, 2002
A Pearl Harbor survivor drops flowers into the water at the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Saturday.
With America girding for possible war with Iraq, about 150 people, including survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor and their families, gathered Saturday to pay tribute to those who lost their lives 61 years ago.
The battleship USS Arizona belches smoke as it falls into the sea during the 1941 Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
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 The Pearl Harbor Day Page
In Japan's defeat at Midway it was the loss of her experienced pilots, more than the ships and aircraft, which would prove to be a fatal blow to Japan's ability to defend and extend the territory that it had gained.
Families from every class sent their sons and daughters to war, women joined the industrial work force, and no one was untouched by the effort to bring all of U. resources to bear upon the war effort.
The attack against Hawaii was in fact the worst possible thing that Japan could have done, given its goal of hegemony in the western Pacific.
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 New submarine museum at Pearl Harbor - Hawaii Sunset - Find Articles
Half a block from one of Hawaii's most visited sites-the memorial to the USS Arizona-a recently completed park gives you a glimpse of the harrowing world of a submarine in wartime.
A long-time attraction, the sub USS Bowfin now has its own memorial which includes an expansive submarine museum (relocated from inside the Pearl Harbor Submarine Base and enlarged) and a monument commemorating the 52 subs (and their 3,505 officers and crewmen) lost in World War 11.
Commercial Pearl Harbor cruises from Kewalo Basin don't stop at Arizona Memorial or Bowfin Park-but they do offer an inside look at the workings of the harbor and naval base.
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 Pearl Harbor, Honolulu
Pearl Harbor is one of the best harbors in the Pacific and is the center of operation of the U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet.
Perhaps the best way of gaining a perspective on Pearl Harbor is by sitting at a window on the right side of an airliner approaching Honolulu International.
Attractions open to the public in the harbor include the Arizona Memorial, the Battleship Missouri and the Submarine Bowfin.
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