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  America and World War II (1941-1945)

USS Utah
We were attacked at dawn.

USS Utah
Honolulu, Hawaii

listened to the news... On December 7, 1941, Americans were stunned when they listened to the news on their radios! Japanese warplanes had bombed and strafed Hickam Field, then struck Pearl Harbor.

   The mighty Pacific Fleet was nearly destroyed as torpedoes, bombs, and projectiles slammed into American ships and aircraft. The Utah capsized, and many other American battleships were sunk or damaged. Scores of military personnel were wounded or killed. The next day, President Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war against Japan. Within one hour, Congress consented. Several damaged battleships were repaired for the long war. But the USS Utah and the USS Arizona remain in the bay at Pearl Harbor to honor the lives of those who died during the surprise attack on our nation's shore.

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