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The Herald-Dispatch

This is a photo of the modest monument in memory of Pearl Harbor, situated on the edge of Ford Island, on Dec. 10, 1951. This is the site where Japanese bombs and torpedoes sent the "West Virginia" to the bottom of Pearl Harbor in 1941. (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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