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Daily Journal
     December 9, 2019      #62-343 KDJ
In this Dec. 7, 1941, photo made available by the U.S. Navy, a small boat rescues a seaman from the USS West Virginia burning in the foreground in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, after Japanese aircraft attacked the military installation.

U.S. Navy via AP

5 things to remember about Pearl Harbor 

A devastating day

In all, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor crippled or destroyed about 20 American ships and more than 300 airplanes. Dry docks and airfields were likewise destroyed. Most importantly, 2,403 sailors, soldiers and civilians were killed and about 1,000 people were wounded.

In and out

Although nearly all U.S. battleships in Pearl Harbor sustained significant damage — USS Arizona, USS Oklahoma, USS California, USS West Virginia, USS Utah, USS Maryland, USS Pennsylvania, USS Tennessee and USS Nevada — the attack lasted less than two hours.

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