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This Day In History: 1941-12-07

During a series of raids in the Pacific, Imperial Japan’s Navy launched a pre-emptive attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii with 353 planes killing 2,403 people, about half of them on the Battleship USS Arizona. (The U.S. declared war against Japan the next day). Mitsuo Futshida’s air fleet passes coastline of Oahu.  1st Japanese midget submarine (No. 20) attacked by a U.S. ship (USS Ward).  German siege of Tobruk ends after 8 months.   Australian bombers land on Timor &  Ambon in Indonesia.    Nacht & Nebel Erlass, resistance fighters, are sent to concentration camps.

 

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