Prelude to War: Japanese Strike Force Takes Aim at Pearl Harbor - Japanese naval aircraft prepare to take off from an aircraft carrier (reportedly Shokaku) to attack Pearl Harbor during the morning of 7 December 1941. Plane in the foreground is a “Zero” Fighter. This is probably the launch of the second attack wave. The original photograph was captured on Attu in 1943. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives Collection.

Prelude to War: Japanese Strike Force Takes Aim at Pearl Harbor - Japanese naval aircraft prepare to take off from an aircraft carrier (reportedly Shokaku) to attack Pearl Harbor during the morning of 7 December 1941. Plane in the foreground is a “Zero” Fighter. This is probably the launch of the second attack wave. The original photograph was captured on Attu in 1943. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives Collection.

Pearl Harbor.....If you ever get a chance this is the One stop you have to make.  It is amazing.

Pearl Harbor.....If you ever get a chance this is the One stop you have to make. It is amazing.

Japanese A6M2 zero fighter on the deck of an aircraft carrier Akagi in  Hitokappu Bay (island of Iturup, Kuril Islands). The picture was taken  in January 1941  before the Japanese attack carrier connections into  the sea to attack the American base of Pearl Harbor.

Japanese A6M2 zero fighter on the deck of an aircraft carrier Akagi in Hitokappu Bay (island of Iturup, Kuril Islands). The picture was taken in January 1941 before the Japanese attack carrier connections into the sea to attack the American base of Pearl Harbor.

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) pulls past the Arizona Memorial and the battleship USS Missouri (BB 63) as she enters Pearl Harbo

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) pulls past the Arizona Memorial and the battleship USS Missouri (BB 63) as she enters Pearl Harbo

A PBY Catalina flying boat and a Kingfisher float plane at  Hickam field during attack on Pearl Harbor

A PBY Catalina flying boat and a Kingfisher float plane at Hickam field during attack on Pearl Harbor

Curtis P-40 "Warhawk" getting ready to go attack the Japanese, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Curtis P-40 "Warhawk" getting ready to go attack the Japanese, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Men examine the burned-out wreckage of a P-40 pursuit aircraft, near Hangar 4 at Wheeler Air Field, following the end of the Japanese raid on 7 December 1941. Note long blast tubes for the plane's nose machine guns.

Men examine the burned-out wreckage of a P-40 pursuit aircraft, near Hangar 4 at Wheeler Air Field, following the end of the Japanese raid on 7 December 1941. Note long blast tubes for the plane's nose machine guns.

American ships burn during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. (AP Photo)

American ships burn during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. (AP Photo)

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