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EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT ON THE ATTACK OF PEARL HARBOR, DECEMBER 7, 1941 - Veterans' Tales
“Attack at Pearl Harbor, 1941,” EyeWitness to History, www.eyewitnesstohistory.com (1997). (1) The attacking planes came in two waves; the first hit its target at 7:53 AM, the second at 8:55. By 9:55 it was all over. By 1:00 PM the carriers that launched the planes from 274 miles off the coast of Oahu were heading back to Japan. Behind them they left chaos, 2,403 dead, 188 destroyed planes and a crippled Pacific Fleet that included 8 damaged or ...