In the early morning hours of a Sunday in 1941, the soldiers stationed at the Pearl Harbor naval base in Honolulu, Hawaii, were not expecting an attack.
Many ships were moored there, and airplanes were packed tightly on the runway when hundreds of Japanese fighter planes came over the horizon.
The attack destroyed several ships and hundreds of airplanes, but the death toll was far greater. More than 2,400 U.S. soldiers and civilians were killed and 1,000 others were wounded.
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