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Pearl Harbor Remembered
by Melody Lassalle

In 2001 we memorialize the 60th Anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. You'll find the Portuguese descendants among the casaulty and survivor lists. Here are some resources about that historic day.

December 7, 1941, according to President Roosevelt was "...a day which will live in infamy..." It is the day Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. The battleships Arizona, Oklahoma, California, and Utah were sunk. About 19 ships were sunk or damaged. The Japanese lost 28 planes and 3 midget submarines. At the same time, the Japanese also attacked Guam, Wake Island, and the Philippines. On December 8th, the US Congress declared war on Japan.

On that day, approximately 3000 Americans (civilians and military personnel alike) lost their lives. Over 1000 were injured. In light of the recent events including the tragedies of September 11 and the war in Afghanistan, it seem even more important to gain perspective on such tragic events.
Here are some links to help bring better understanding of the Pearl Harbor Attack.

Lists of Survivors and Casualties
Pearl Harbor Casualty List--Military & Civilian (text format)

USS Arizona Casualty List
USS Arizona Memorial: USS Arizona Casualty List

USS Arizona Survivors List

Newspaper Articles About Pearl Harbor
Prelude to War: This is a collection of news stories published in the Honolulu Advertiser prior to the events of December 7, 1941
The Honolulu Advertiser - Prelude to War

Fading Voices: A Special Insert of the Honolulu-Star Bulletin
Honolulu Star-Bulletin Special Insert: Fading Voices

Pearl Harbor Survivors Meet WTC NYC Victims
Honolulu Star-Bulletin News

Pearl Harbor Plus 60 Special Report | Pearl Harbor: Plus Sixty Years

Information About Pearl Harbor
Learn More About Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor Attacked - Expert information and serious discussion on the attack of Pearl Harbor.

Attack at Pearl Harbor
Attack At Pearl Harbor, 1941

National Geographic Society Pearl Harbor Information
Remember Pearl Harbor

A collection of articles and resourced on Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor: Remembered

Rootsweb Memorial Page
The Pearl Harbor Day Page

The USS Arizona Memorial (National Park Service)
U S S Arizona Memorial (National Park Service)

Personal Accounts
Personal Accounts from the Pearl Harbor Hearings

The Story of Robert Lee Porter
Pearl Harbor

Adolph Mortensen of the U.S.S. Oklahoma
Adolph Mortensen on USS Oklahoma

George Phraner's Brush with Death Aboard the U.S.S. Arizona
George D. Phraner on the USS Arizona

Scholastic Books Pearl Harbor Section
My Story: Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor Survivors Website
Pearl Harbor Survivors

Photographs of the Attack
Air Raid Pearl Harbor

President Roosevelt's Speech

The Radio Announcement of the Attack (RealPlayer needed)
"Radio Days - Pearl Harbor"

First Type Draft of President Roosevelt's Speech
"A Date Which Will Live in Infamy"

Read More About It!
Pearl Harbor Bibliography

© 2002-2004 Melody Lassalle
updated 12/01/04

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