7 December 1941 - USS West Virginia in flames as fireboats work to contain the fire, Pearl Harbor, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii - USS West Virginia (BB-48), a Colorado-class battleship. She was hit by two bombs and seven torpedoes before sinking. 106 dead - She was returned to service July 1944.
Pearl Harbor surprise: Photo of female firefighters wasn't from Dec. 7
Female firefighters fighting the fires at Pearl Harbor Naval Station. Volunteers AFTER the bombing. "A crew of women fire fighters, all crews having been chosen from personnel working in the immediate vicinity of the pumper stations. From left to right: Elizabeth Moku, Alice Cho, Katherine Lowe, and Hilda Van Gieson."
Picture Taken On: Morning of Dec 7, 1941 Place: Battleship row Behind the Camera: From the Naval archives, Photo #: NH 97379. Unknown Photographer Picture Summary: USS Arizona (BB-39) a flame. The picture is taken looking from the side of the USS Arizona. To the left you can see the Number Two 14"/45 triple gun turret pointing forward. http://www.famouspictures.org/uss-arizona-struck/
Central Pacific Campaign (7 Dec 41 - 6 Dec 43) in the Pacific Theater The war in the Central Pacific began with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. Six months later an AAF task force took part in the Battle of Midway, in which a great Japanese fleet was defeated. But another year and a half elapsed before American forces began an offensive against Japanese positions in the Central Pacific. It was then, on 20 November 1943, that landings