FAKE: Women firefighters douse flames during the Pearl Harbor attack. FACT: The picture was mislabeled (maybe to make it more dramatic) even in the original Time Magazine piece. But MSNBC's Bill Dedman found out two years ago that the photo, which was supposed to have been taken on Dec. 7, 1941, was actually shot during a training exercise.
Notes from Japan on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor
December 7, 1941 Just before 8am hundreds of Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, killing more than 2,300 Americans and wounding at least 1,000 more.
Dorie MIller, a messman in the U.S. Navy was awarded the Navy Cross for his heroic deeds at Pearl Harbor (1st African American to be awarded the Navy Cross). ALL HE DID The Morning of Pearl Harbor Bombing was carry wounded sailors to safer locations, move his injured Captain (the Captain refused to leave his post & remained until his death), load machine guns, take control of one & began firing at Japanese planes (He HAD NO TRAINING IN OPERATING ONE). He fired until he ran out of ammunition.