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The Herald-Dispatch

Mitsuo Fuchida, 64, the man who led the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor recalls the events of Dec. 7, 1941 on his return visit to Hawaii 25 years later in 1966. Fuchida, his back to Pearl Harbor, points to where he led the Japanese planes through the mountains of Oahu Island and down on the the crowed Harbor where several warships rode at anchor. (AP Photo)

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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