Saturday 15 Dec 2018

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Remembering Pearl Harbor (AUDIO)

Today is the 77th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

On December 7th, 1941, U.S. forces at Pearl Harbor were attacked by Japanese air forces.

Over 2,000 U.S. citizens were killed in the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.

The day “which will live in infamy” led to the United States’ entry into World War II.

In 1969, Bob Hill interviewed local resident Jim Dixon on WGBR.

Dixon was serving as a member of the Marine detachment on the battleship West Virginia at Pearl Harbor.

Bob Hill’s interview with Jim Dixon can be heard below

Pearl Harbor: three stricken U.S. battleships. Left to right: U.S.S. West Virginia, severely damaged; U.S.S. Tennessee, damaged; and U.S.S. Arizona, sunk, December 7, 1941.

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