On December 7th, 1941 at 7:55 am, the Japanese attacked military airfields and Pearl Harbour with 181 torpedo dropping planes, dive bombers, horizontal bombers and fighters. Overall, twenty-one ships of the U.S. Pacific fleet were damaged and the death toll reached 2,350, along with 68 civilians and 1,178 injured.
<b>To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, here are some stunning images of the event that brought the United States into World War II.</b> And allow us to use the occasion to thank our veterans for their service and sacrifice.
Jim Carter, 93 years old, could be one of the last surviving veterans of the Pear Harbor attack by the Japanese in 1941. He was working in a dispensary on Ford Island and was on cooking duty when "...the planes came down and attacked the battleships." Men with sores and on their legs from the bombs and people so badly burned that their skin would fall off as they walked. It is a devastating memory that lives with him, and on the rare times that he talks about it, there are tears in his…
Na sequência do ataque a Pear Harbor na manhã de 7 de dezembro de 1941, os Estados Unidos acabariam por entrar na Segunda Guerra Mundial, declarando guerra ao Japão. Generaliza-se também a Guerra do Pacifico, conflito que durou quase 8 anos e que envolveu inúmeros países.