Moments before 8 a.m. on December 7, 1941, the United States was ‘suddenly and deliberately attacked.’ Hundreds of Japanese fighter planes and bombers launched a surprise assault on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The swift, devastating volley on the U.S. naval base killed 2,403 Americans. With President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famous “a date which will live in infamy” proclamation, America had finally joined WWII.
Among our government documents from the military in the Wyoming State Library are several titles on Pearl Harbor. You might peruse these books:
- On the Treadmill to Pearl Harbor: The Memoirs of Admiral J.O. Richardson. Washington : Naval History Division, Dept. of the Navy; 1973.
- Pearl Harbor: Why, How, Fleet Salvage and Final Appraisal. Washington, Naval History Division, 1968.
- The “Magic” Background of Pearl Harbor. (5 volumes) [Washington] : Dept. of Defense, U.S.A., .
- Submerged Cultural Resources Study. USS Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor National Historic Landmark. Santa Fe, N.M. : Submerged Cultural Resources Unit, National Park Service, 1989.
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