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Photo gallery: 70th anniversary of 'a date which will live in infamy'

December 07, 2011

Dec. 7, 1941: The United States naval base at Pearl Harbor is attacked by Japanese planes launched from six aircraft carriers. Four U.S. battleships are sunk, and four others damaged. Over 2,400 Americans are killed, including 1,177 on the battleship Arizona.

Japanese losses were light, 29 aircraft destroyed, five midget subs lost, 64 killed and one midget sub sailor captured.

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An old salt recalls wounds of Pearl Harbor

-- Scott Harrison, Los Angeles Times

Photo: Dec. 7, 1941: The destroyer Shaw's forward magazine explodes after being struck during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Credit: U.S. Navy

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