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5 Facts You Didn't Know About Pearl Harbor

5 Facts You Didn't Know About Pearl Harbor

The battleship USS California is afire and listing to port in the Japanese aerial attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. Durrell Conner, who coded and decoded messages for the Navy, was aboard the USS California when it sank in Pearl Harbor on Dec.

December 7, 1941: This picture, taken by a Japanese photographer, shows how American ships are clustered together before the surprise Japanese aerial attack on Pear Harbor

Photos: The Pacific and Adjacent Theaters in WWII

“Captured Japanese photograph taken during the attack on Pearl Harbor, December In the distance, the smoke rises from Hickam Field.” (US Navy)

This time, I'll be able to tour the Bowfin!

Within walking distance of the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, the Bowfin Submarine Museum boasts over submarine-related artifacts.

On the morning of 7 December 1941 USS Oglala, flagship of the Pacific Fleet Mine Force, was tied up outboard of the light cruiser Helena. They were alongside Pier 1010 at the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, with an eight-foot camel between them. Japanese torpedo planes of the first attack wave hit the cruiser with a single torpedo, which ran under Oglala to hit Helena's starboard side. The torpedo's explosion broke through the minelayer's port bilge amidships, and she rapidly took on water.

Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument - Vintage photo: The USS Oglala capsized at her dock. Maryland and the capsized Oklahoma can be seen in background

. The pilot of this Japanese plane met flaming death in the first surprise attack on the principal Hawaiian island of Oahu on Dec. 7, 1941, when his plane was shot down, rammed a residence and set the house and the one adjoining on fire. In the foreground is part of the plane wreckage. The pilot, later established as being at least six feet tall, was cremated. Japanese families resided in the two houses, which were destroyed. (AP Photo)

Photos: Attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941

. Heavy black smoke billows as oil fuel burns from shattered tanks on ships that were hit during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941 during World War II.  Visible through the murk is the U.S. battleship Maryland, center, and the hulk of the capsized USS Oklahoma to the right of it.  (AP Photo/U.S. Navy)

Photos: Attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941

Historic photos from the December 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

. In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, general view of the burning and damaged ships of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, during the Japanese aerial attack on Dec. 7, 1941. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy)

Photos: Attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941

In this image provided by the U. Navy, general view of the burning and damaged ships of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, during the Japanese aerial attack on Dec. (AP Photo/U.

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