Anchor of the USS Arizona at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Anchor of the USS Arizona at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

The USS Oklahoma is pulled upright after capsizing due to damage during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Dec 7, 1941. It was an amazing feat never before tried. 21 massive GE DC motors were anchored to the shore and cables strung to the ship. It took three months to pull the ship upright. It was beached, patched up and sold for scrap, but while being towed to the US, it developed a leak. Despite the efforts of the salvors, the ship settled and finally, after many hours, rolled over and…

The USS Oklahoma is pulled upright after capsizing due to damage during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Dec 7, 1941. It was an amazing feat never before tried. 21 massive GE DC motors were anchored to the shore and cables strung to the ship. It took three months to pull the ship upright. It was beached, patched up and sold for scrap, but while being towed to the US, it developed a leak. Despite the efforts of the salvors, the ship settled and finally, after many hours, rolled over and…

A unique perspective - visitors look down upon the USS Arizona  Jr Ranger Activity book - 12/7/41 Pearl Harbor

A unique perspective - visitors look down upon the USS Arizona Jr Ranger Activity book - 12/7/41 Pearl Harbor

Dec. 7, 1941, 22-yr-old Cornelia Fort became the 1st American woman pilot in a combat zone while flying over Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked. While 2 other civilian planes were shot out of the sky, she made it thru' the strafing & landed her plane. She was among the first pilots recruited for the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron. In March 1943, she was killed by a midair collision while on a ferrying mission to Dallas.

Dec. 7, 1941, 22-yr-old Cornelia Fort became the 1st American woman pilot in a combat zone while flying over Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked. While 2 other civilian planes were shot out of the sky, she made it thru' the strafing & landed her plane. She was among the first pilots recruited for the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron. In March 1943, she was killed by a midair collision while on a ferrying mission to Dallas.

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941. (by ALFRED BENWAY)  The Japanese declare war on the United States after they attack Pearl  Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941.

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941. (by ALFRED BENWAY) The Japanese declare war on the United States after they attack Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941.

World War II, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the destruction of the USS Arizona, December 7, 1941, official U.S. Navy photograph

World War II, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the destruction of the USS Arizona, December 7, 1941, official U.S. Navy photograph

USS Carl Vinson approaches the Arizona Memorial & the Battleship USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

USS Carl Vinson approaches the Arizona Memorial & the Battleship USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

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