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In this Dec. 7, 1941 file photo provided by the U.S. Navy, a Navy launch pulls up to the blazing USS West Virginia to rescue a sailor during the attack on Pearl Harbor.
In this Dec. 7, 1941 file photo provided by the U.S. Navy, a Navy launch pulls up to the blazing USS West Virginia to rescue a sailor during the attack on Pearl Harbor.
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In this photo taken April 15, 2011, visitors to the USS Arizona Memorial look at a display at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Visitors to Pearl Harbor are seeing snapshots of 1930s Japan as they stroll through the National Park Service's new museum about the Dec. 7, 1941 attack that dragged the U.S. into World War II.
In this photo taken April 15, 2011, visitors to the USS Arizona Memorial look at a display at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Visitors to Pearl Harbor are seeing snapshots of 1930s Japan as they stroll through the National Park Service's new museum about the Dec. 7, 1941 attack that dragged the U.S. into World War II.
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This Dec. 10, 1951, file photo shows a small monument in memory of those killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, stands on Ford Island, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
This Dec. 10, 1951, file photo shows a small monument in memory of those killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, stands on Ford Island, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
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The USS Shaw explodes after being hit by bombs during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in this Dec. 7, 1941 photo.
The USS Shaw explodes after being hit by bombs during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in this Dec. 7, 1941 photo.
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In this undated file photo, wreckage identified by the U.S. Navy as a Japanese torpedo plane was salvaged from the bottom of Pearl Harbor following the surprise attack Dec. 7, 1941. An excavation crew recently made a startling discovery at the bottom of Pearl Harbor when it unearthed a skull that archeologists suspect is from a Japanese pilot who died in the historic attack.
In this undated file photo, wreckage identified by the U.S. Navy as a Japanese torpedo plane was salvaged from the bottom of Pearl Harbor following the surprise attack Dec. 7, 1941. An excavation crew recently made a startling discovery at the bottom of Pearl Harbor when it unearthed a skull that archeologists suspect is from a Japanese pilot who died in the historic attack.
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The U.S. flag waves over the USS Arizona Memorial Nov 9, 2001, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, marking the spot where the battleship sank 60 years ago. The Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor brought the United States into World War II.
The U.S. flag waves over the USS Arizona Memorial Nov 9, 2001, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, marking the spot where the battleship sank 60 years ago. The Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor brought the United States into World War II.
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U.S.S. Phoenix passes the burning U.S.S. Arizona in Pearl Harbor after the surprise attack by the Japanese December 7th, 1941.
U.S.S. Phoenix passes the burning U.S.S. Arizona in Pearl Harbor after the surprise attack by the Japanese December 7th, 1941.
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This Dec. 1941 file photo shows heavy damage to ships stationed at Pearl Harbor after the Japanese attack on the Hawaiian island on Dec. 7, 1941.
This Dec. 1941 file photo shows heavy damage to ships stationed at Pearl Harbor after the Japanese attack on the Hawaiian island on Dec. 7, 1941.
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In this photo taken April 15, 2011, Nita Upton, 2, of Eugene, Ore., hops across at map of the Pacific at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Visitors to Pearl Harbor are seeing snapshots of 1930s Japan as they stroll through the National Park Service's new museum about the Dec. 7, 1941 attack that dragged the U.S. into World War II.
In this photo taken April 15, 2011, Nita Upton, 2, of Eugene, Ore., hops across at map of the Pacific at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Visitors to Pearl Harbor are seeing snapshots of 1930s Japan as they stroll through the National Park Service's new museum about the Dec. 7, 1941 attack that dragged the U.S. into World War II.
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President Franklin D. Roosevelt appears before a joint session of Congress appealing for a declaration of war against Japan in Washington D.C. in this Dec. 8, 1941 file photo.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt appears before a joint session of Congress appealing for a declaration of war against Japan in Washington D.C. in this Dec. 8, 1941 file photo.
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Pearl Harbor survivor Raymond Lunde of Auburn, Calif., wipes his eyes during a 60th anniversary ceremony honoring the survivors of the attack of Pearl Harbor at the National Museum of the Pacific, in Fredericksburg, Texas, Friday, Dec. 7. 2001.
Pearl Harbor survivor Raymond Lunde of Auburn, Calif., wipes his eyes during a 60th anniversary ceremony honoring the survivors of the attack of Pearl Harbor at the National Museum of the Pacific, in Fredericksburg, Texas, Friday, Dec. 7. 2001.
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Pearl Harbor survivor Nelson Mitchell, 90, of Phoenix, walks with a wreath to the USS Arizona Anchor Memorial Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, in Phoenix, to remember those killed sixty-nine years ago when the Japanese attacked the Hawaii military base, and other military installations on the island.
Pearl Harbor survivor Nelson Mitchell, 90, of Phoenix, walks with a wreath to the USS Arizona Anchor Memorial Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, in Phoenix, to remember those killed sixty-nine years ago when the Japanese attacked the Hawaii military base, and other military installations on the island.
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Smoke and flame are seen as the magazine explodes on the destroyer USS Shaw during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in this Dec. 7, 1941, file photo.
Smoke and flame are seen as the magazine explodes on the destroyer USS Shaw during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in this Dec. 7, 1941, file photo.
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Pearl Harbor survivors are honored during the 68th anniversary ceremony of the attack at Pearl Harbor, Monday, Dec. 7, 2009 at Pearl Harbor Naval Base in Honolulu.
Pearl Harbor survivors are honored during the 68th anniversary ceremony of the attack at Pearl Harbor, Monday, Dec. 7, 2009 at Pearl Harbor Naval Base in Honolulu.
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In this Dec. 7, 1941 file picture, the battleship USS Arizona belches smoke as it topples over into the sea during a Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
In this Dec. 7, 1941 file picture, the battleship USS Arizona belches smoke as it topples over into the sea during a Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
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This Feb. 19, 2010 photo shows a turret from the USS Arizona as seen from the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu. The USS Arizona Memorial is located just offshore above the sunken vessel where more than 1,000 of the victims remain entombed. Gun turrets and other wreckage from the destroyed ship are visible through the water; nearly 70 years after the Japanese bombing that sunk the ship, oil still leaks from below.
This Feb. 19, 2010 photo shows a turret from the USS Arizona as seen from the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu. The USS Arizona Memorial is located just offshore above the sunken vessel where more than 1,000 of the victims remain entombed. Gun turrets and other wreckage from the destroyed ship are visible through the water; nearly 70 years after the Japanese bombing that sunk the ship, oil still leaks from below.
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Admiral Thomas Fargo, left, commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, drops a memorial wreath from the deck of the USS Intrepid in New York, along with Bronx resident Joe Medure, hidden behind him, a World War II Pearl Harbor survivor, at a ceremony commemorating the 60th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Friday, Dec. 7, 2001.
Admiral Thomas Fargo, left, commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, drops a memorial wreath from the deck of the USS Intrepid in New York, along with Bronx resident Joe Medure, hidden behind him, a World War II Pearl Harbor survivor, at a ceremony commemorating the 60th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Friday, Dec. 7, 2001.
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Smoke rises from the USS Arizona as the ship sinks in this Dec. 7, 1941 black-and-white file photo from the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Smoke rises from the USS Arizona as the ship sinks in this Dec. 7, 1941 black-and-white file photo from the attack on Pearl Harbor.
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With the USS Arizona memorial in the background, a Marine stands at attention, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
With the USS Arizona memorial in the background, a Marine stands at attention, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
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In this photo taken April 15, 2011, visitors to the USS Arizona Memorial look at a display at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Visitors to Pearl Harbor are seeing snapshots of 1930s Japan as they stroll through the National Park Service's new museum about the Dec. 7, 1941 attack that dragged the U.S. into World War II.
In this photo taken April 15, 2011, visitors to the USS Arizona Memorial look at a display at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Visitors to Pearl Harbor are seeing snapshots of 1930s Japan as they stroll through the National Park Service's new museum about the Dec. 7, 1941 attack that dragged the U.S. into World War II.
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This Monday, Dec. 7, 2009 file photo shows the USS Arizona Memorial during the 68th anniversary ceremony of the attack on Pearl Harbor at Pearl Harbor Naval Base in Honolulu. The USS Arizona Memorial is located just offshore above the sunken vessel where more than 1,000 of the victims remain entombed.
This Monday, Dec. 7, 2009 file photo shows the USS Arizona Memorial during the 68th anniversary ceremony of the attack on Pearl Harbor at Pearl Harbor Naval Base in Honolulu. The USS Arizona Memorial is located just offshore above the sunken vessel where more than 1,000 of the victims remain entombed.
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In this undated photo provided by John Martin Meek, U.S. Army Air Corps 2nd Lt. Kenneth Taylor, left, is shown with close friend, Lt. George Welch. Taylor died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006, after more than a year of declining health in Tucson, Ariz. The men were the first two American pilots to get their planes airborne as Japanese forces attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941.
In this undated photo provided by John Martin Meek, U.S. Army Air Corps 2nd Lt. Kenneth Taylor, left, is shown with close friend, Lt. George Welch. Taylor died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006, after more than a year of declining health in Tucson, Ariz. The men were the first two American pilots to get their planes airborne as Japanese forces attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941.
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A Japanese bomber on a run over Pearl Harbor, Hawaii is shown during the surprise attack of Dec. 7, 1941. Black smoke rises from American ships in the harbor. Below is a U.S. Army air field.
A Japanese bomber on a run over Pearl Harbor, Hawaii is shown during the surprise attack of Dec. 7, 1941. Black smoke rises from American ships in the harbor. Below is a U.S. Army air field.
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A Marine stands guard outside the Capitol in Washington, following the Japanese declaration of war on the United States, Dec. 7, 1941. Aiding the Marines were Capitol police.
A Marine stands guard outside the Capitol in Washington, following the Japanese declaration of war on the United States, Dec. 7, 1941. Aiding the Marines were Capitol police.
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In this Dec. 7, 1941 file photo, a small boat rescues a USS West Virginia crew member from the water after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
In this Dec. 7, 1941 file photo, a small boat rescues a USS West Virginia crew member from the water after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
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Pearl Harbor survivor Warren Coligny, 85, of Laurel, Md., salutes as the colors are presented during a ceremony to honor Pearl Harbor Day on the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Taney, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006, in Baltimore. Coligny was serving on the destroyer USS Zane in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
Pearl Harbor survivor Warren Coligny, 85, of Laurel, Md., salutes as the colors are presented during a ceremony to honor Pearl Harbor Day on the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Taney, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006, in Baltimore. Coligny was serving on the destroyer USS Zane in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
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This Dec. 7, 1941 photograph provided by the Library of Congress, shows a view of the White House from Pennsylvania Avenue on the day of the Pearl Harbor attack.
This Dec. 7, 1941 photograph provided by the Library of Congress, shows a view of the White House from Pennsylvania Avenue on the day of the Pearl Harbor attack.
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In this photo provided by the U.S. Navy, eight miles from Pearl Harbor, shrapnel from a Japanese bomb riddled this car and killed three civilians in the attack of Dec. 7, 1941. Two of the victims can be seen in the front seat. The Navy reported there was no nearby military objective.
In this photo provided by the U.S. Navy, eight miles from Pearl Harbor, shrapnel from a Japanese bomb riddled this car and killed three civilians in the attack of Dec. 7, 1941. Two of the victims can be seen in the front seat. The Navy reported there was no nearby military objective.
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Employees of the Japanese Embassy in Washington close the main gates to their building after the announcement by the White House that Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor.
Employees of the Japanese Embassy in Washington close the main gates to their building after the announcement by the White House that Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor.
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The body of a Japanese Lieutenant who crashed during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941 is buried with military honors by U.S. troops. This undated picture was released by the Navy Department in Washington.
The body of a Japanese Lieutenant who crashed during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941 is buried with military honors by U.S. troops. This undated picture was released by the Navy Department in Washington.
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Rescue workers help evacuate the Lunalilo High School in Honolulu after the roof of the main building was hit by a bomb during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in this Dec. 7, 1941 file photo.
Rescue workers help evacuate the Lunalilo High School in Honolulu after the roof of the main building was hit by a bomb during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in this Dec. 7, 1941 file photo.
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Heavy damage is seen on the destroyers, USS Downes (DD-375) and USS Cassin (DD-372), stationed at Pearl Harbor after the Japanese attack on the Hawaiian island, Dec. 7, 1941.
Heavy damage is seen on the destroyers, USS Downes (DD-375) and USS Cassin (DD-372), stationed at Pearl Harbor after the Japanese attack on the Hawaiian island, Dec. 7, 1941.
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U.S. Navy seamen examine the wreckage of a Japanese torpedo plane shot down at Pearl harbor during the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.
U.S. Navy seamen examine the wreckage of a Japanese torpedo plane shot down at Pearl harbor during the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.
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An American Seaman looks at the charred corpse of a Japanese flier brought up from the bottom of Pearl Harbor where he crashed with his burning plane during the Japanese attack on Dec. 7, 1941 in Hawaii.
An American Seaman looks at the charred corpse of a Japanese flier brought up from the bottom of Pearl Harbor where he crashed with his burning plane during the Japanese attack on Dec. 7, 1941 in Hawaii.
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Japanese plane, proceeds toward "Battleship Row" at Pearl Harbor after other bombers had hit USS Arizona, from which smoke billows, Dec. 7, 1941. Photo was taken from the yard of Army's Hickam Field Quarters by Mrs. Mary Naiden of New York City.
Japanese plane, proceeds toward "Battleship Row" at Pearl Harbor after other bombers had hit USS Arizona, from which smoke billows, Dec. 7, 1941. Photo was taken from the yard of Army's Hickam Field Quarters by Mrs. Mary Naiden of New York City.
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A crowd gathers in the street outside the Japanese Embassy in Washington soon after the bombing attacks on Hawaii and the declaration of war on the U.S., Dec. 7, 1941.
A crowd gathers in the street outside the Japanese Embassy in Washington soon after the bombing attacks on Hawaii and the declaration of war on the U.S., Dec. 7, 1941.
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