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71th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor - World War II

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Winnefeld Honors Pearl Harbor Veterans

Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, saluted veterans at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., during an observance marking the 71st anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, surprise Japanese air attack on the Pearl Harbor naval base in Hawaii. Story

President Proclaims Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

In declaring Dec. 7, 2012, as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, President Barack Obama called on Americans to pay tribute to those who died in the attack, remember the loved ones they left behind and show gratitude "to a generation of service members who carried our nation through some of the 20th century's darkest moments." Story

Pearl Harbor-Hickam Puts History in Your Hand

The new Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) Historic Sites app for iPhone and iPad was recently released in time for the 71st anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 7. The JBPHH Historic Sites app allows users to pull up information about various points of interest around the base, including vintage photographs, historical data and more. Story

Patton Warned of Possible Attack on Pearl Harbor

While many Americans know Dec. 7, 2012, as the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, few are familiar with the role Gen. George Patton played in foreshadowing it. Story

Former Private Recounts Pearl Harbor Attack

Former Pvt. Wilfred D. Burke, 72d Pursuit Squadron, offers a first-hand account of how U.S. air forces were affected by the surprise attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during the early morning hours of Dec. 7, 1941. Story

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The attack on Pearl Harbor marked the United States' entry into World War II. This timeline notes some of the other significant milestones of that conflict. As we approach other World War II anniversaries, American Forces Press Service will publish additional special reports focusing on those events.

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