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Pearl Harbor Remembered:

At dawn on Sunday, December 7, 1941, six Japanese carriers launched a first wave of 181 planes composed of torpedo bombers, dive bombers, horizontal bombers and fighters against Pearl Harbor, on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Here’s a look back at that terrible day, which spurred the U.S. to enter World War II:
  • The attack wasn’t just on Pearl Harbor, but included other military installations on the island. Huge losses were also suffered at Hickam, Wheeler and Bellows airfields, Ewa Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneoshe Bay Naval Air Station and Schofield Barracks.
  • The attack by 183 Japanese planes began at 8:02 a.m., as most people were waking up for what they thought was a quiet Sunday.
  • Less than two hours later, 2,280 American servicemen and 68 civilians were dead, and 1,109 were wounded.
  • Eight battleships were damaged and five were sunk, while three light cruisers, three destroyers, three smaller vessels and 188 aircraft were lost.
  • The USS Arizona went down only nine minutes after being hit by a 1,760-pound bomb. Killed in the horrendous explosion were 1,177 crewmen.
  • Things could have been even worse, if not for a goof by Japanese strategists. Their main targets were the U.S. fleet’s aircraft carriers — most of which were out of port that day.

Pearl Harbor Movie List:

  • “Secret Agent of Japan,” 1942
  • “Little Tokyo, USA,” 1942
  • “Across The Pacific,” 1942
  • “Remember Pearl Harbor,” 1942
  • “Submarine Raider,” 1942
  • “December 7, 1941,” 1943
  • “Air Force,” 1943
  • “Blood on the Sun,” 1945
  • “From Here to Eternity,” 1953
  • “Hell’s Half Acre,” 1954
  • “The Revolt of Mamie Stover,” 1956
  • “Jungle Heat,” 1957
  • “I Bombed Pearl Harbor,” (Taiheiyo no Arashi), 1961
  • “In Harms Way,” 1965
  • “Admiral Yamamoto,” 1968
  • “Tora! Tora! Tora!,” 1970
  • “Midway,” 1976
  • “Pearl,” ABC, 1978-1979, TV Mini-series
  • “From Here to Eternity,” NBC, 1979, TV Version
  • “The Final Countdown,” 1980
  • “Imperial Navy,” 1980
  • “The Winds of War,” ABC, 1983, 18-hour TV Series about WWII
  • “War and Remembrance,” ABC, 1988, Sequel to “The Winds of War”
  • “Pearl Harbor,” 2001