Daily Archives: December 7, 2011

Japanese decide not to launch third attack on Pearl Harbor 70 years ago this hour (1941)


Video: December 7, 1941, 1:00 p.m. (at 5:01)

(Sunday, December 7, 1941, 1:00 p.m. in Hawaii/6:30 p.m. EST) — Japanese Admiral Chuichi Nagumo decided this afternoon against launching a third attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, which might have destroyed the fuel oil storage and repair facilities which would have rendered the most important American naval base in the Pacific useless.

USS Nevada makes a break for open water at Pearl Harbor 70 years ago this hour (1941)


Video: December 7, 1941, 9:10 a.m. (at 3:13)

(Sunday, December 7, 1941, 9:10 a.m. in Hawaii/2:40 p.m. EST)The USS Nevada was attacked by a second wave of Japanese aircraft today as it made a break from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for open water.

In all, the battleship was struck with six bombs and one torpedo before it finally beached. 60 sailors on board were killed.

Japanese aircraft target U.S. warships moored at Pearl Harbor 70 years ago this hour (1941)


Video: December 7, 1941, 9:06 a.m. (at 2:20)

(Sunday, December 7, 1941, 9:06 a.m. in Hawaii/2:36 p.m. EST) — Having devastated Battleship Row, Japanese dive bombers now set their sights on the warships moored in the dockyards at Ten-Ten Dock to the south of Pearl Harbor, striking the destroyers Cassin and Shaw. Downes had caught fire from Cassin.

Bulletin: First American radio report of Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor 70 years ago this hour (1941)

(Sunday, December 7, 1941, 8:56 a.m. in Hawaii/2:26 p.m. ET) — WOR broke into their coverage of the New York Giants vs. The Brooklyn Dodgers football game for a brief report of White House Press Secretary Steve Early’s announcement of four minutes ago that the Japanese have attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Continue reading Bulletin: First American radio report of Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor 70 years ago this hour (1941)

USS Oklahoma capsized after Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor 70 years ago this hour (1941)


Video: December 7, 1941, 8:10 a.m. (at 6:03)

(Sunday, December 7, 1941, 8:10 a.m. in Hawaii/1:40 p.m. EST) — Japanese bombers strike the USS Oklahoma with three rapid torpedoes, raising the ship out of the water and capsizing it in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 429 people are killed and more than 30 sailors are trapped inside for some 36 hours.

Over to the east, sailors at the Kaneohe naval air station have staged a counterattack.