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Dec. 7, 1941, 22-yr-old Cornelia Fort became the 1st American woman pilot in a combat zone while flying over Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked. While 2 other civilian planes were shot out of the sky, she made it thru' the strafing & landed her plane. She was among the first pilots recruited for the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron. In March 1943, she was killed by a midair collision while on a ferrying mission to Dallas ~

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from Mags Direct

History Revealed December 2016 (Issue 36)

In this issue; Robin Hood - Who was the <em>real</em> outlaw that inspired a medieval legend? Pearl Harbor at 75 - Two hours of terror that changed the world Lost treasure! - 10 mammoth missing hauls yet to be found... Charge of the light brigade - Rare photos from the Crimean War Power to the people: How Ancient Athens invented democracy Fall of Marie Antoinette: From nation's sweetheart to the guillotine PLUS - Agatha Christie, Sir Isaac Newton, Battle of Normandy…

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from BBC Guides

D-Day: How was the biggest ever seaborne invasion launched?

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from Fodor's

40 Ultimate Things to Do in Hawaii

Hit the Road to Hana in East Maui - 40 Ultimate Things to Do in Hawaii | Fodor's Travel #USA #Roadtrip #Travel

The USS Oklahoma is pulled upright after capsizing due to damage during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Dec 7, 1941. It was an amazing feat never before tried. 21 massive GE DC motors were anchored to the shore and cables strung to the ship. It took three months to pull the ship upright. It was beached, patched up and sold for scrap, but while being towed to the US, it developed a leak. Despite the efforts of the salvers, the ship settled and finally, after many hours, rolled over and…

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Jimmy Stewart was promoted to brigadier general on 7/23/59 while serving in the United States Air Force Reserve.

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from About.com Travel

Anchor of the USS Arizona

Anchor of the USS Arizona at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

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USS Carl Vinson approaches the Arizona Memorial & the Battleship USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

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