‘A date which will live in infamy.’ ~ Dec. 7, 1941

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Saturday marks 78 years since the Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, near Honolulu, Hawaii, that killed 2,403 service members and civilians and injured 1,178. Two battleships, the USS Arizona and the USS Utah, were permanently sunk during the attack and 188 aircraft were destroyed. Multiple other naval vessels and aircraft were damaged. The assault on Pearl Harbor triggered the entrance of the United States into World War II, more than two years after the war began in Europe.

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