Pearl Harbor attacked by Japan in 1941

(Originally published by the Daily News on Dec. 8, 1941. This story was written by Francis McCarthy.)

HONOLULU, Dec. 7. – War broke with lightning suddenness in the Pacific today when waves of Japanese bombers attacked Hawaii and the United States Fleet struck swiftly back.

Japanese bombers, including the Japanese version of four-motored Flying Fortresses, dive bombers and torpedo-carrying planes blasted at Pearl Harbor, the great United States naval base, the city of Honolulu and several outlying American military bases on the island of Oahu.

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