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The Herald-Dispatch

**FILE** Torpedoed and bombed by the Japanese, the battleship USS West Virginia begins to sink after suffering heavy damage, center, while the USS Maryland, left, is still afloat in Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii, in a Dec. 7, 1941 file photo. The capsized USS Oklahoma is at right. This yearmarks the 66th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, File)

Gallery: Historical Pearl Harbor photos

Dec. 06, 2012 @ 01:00 PM

Pearl Harbor day marks Dec. 7, 1941, when Japanese planes attacked the U.S. Pearl Harbor base in Hawaii. The attack destroyed many airplanes and ships, including the USS West Virginia, which suffered massive damage from torpedoes and bombs. Two officers, including the captain, and 103 crew members died on the USS West Virginia, according to the West Virginia Humanities Council. More than 2,400 people were killed in the attacks, according to the U.S. Navy.

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