What happened on Dec. 7, 1941? Find out more . . .

On the early hours of Sunday morning on Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese Commander in chief of the Combined Fleet, Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku carried out his plan of surprise attack at Pearl Harbor. It caught U.S. by surprise and there were heavy casualties. Thousands of servicemen were either killed or wounded and there were hundreds of civilian casualties. The U.S. entire fleet stationed in Hawaii was badly crippled. In a matter of two hours’ attack, all battleships were hit, four sunk and three badly damaged. Two destroyers were sunk and other ships were not operational. Hundreds of aircraft were damaged.

Minutes after the attack at Pearl Harbor, on December 8, Philippine local time, the Japanese bombers stationed in Taiwan just north of the Philippines bombed Iba airfields destroying all sixteen P-40 on the ground or about to touch down. They also did great damage to Clark air Base. Japanese bombers also wrecked havoc upon the Army Air Force at Hickham Field and Wheeler Field. Tank after tank blew up and flames could be seen as far away as Manila. When the last Japanese planes left Clark, the base was totally destroyed.

These were the scenes on both sides of the Pacific Ocean on the Day of Infamy. There are very few veterans of World War II left around. They did the ultimate sacrifice for us to have the freedom we enjoy today. Let’s pause and pray for those people who perished on that Day of Infamy and to all the men & women in the military.

To read more of what happened on Dec. 7-8, 1941, read “BAHALA NA (Come What May) – A World War II Story of Love, Faith, Courage, Determination and Survival, available at http://www.amazon.com/author/rosalindarmorgan.

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Until next time, stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda

 

Rosalinda Morgan 

Author and Garden Writer

The Iron Butterfly

BAHALA NA (Come What May)

Get your copy today at www.amazon.com/author/rosalindarmorgan.

 

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About SCLMRose

Having retired from the business world, Rosalinda is now pursuing her great love of books by catching up on her reading which she had no time before. She also writes historical novels and rose gardening articles and is the editor of the award-winning newsletter, The Charleston Rose. All her books (The Wentworth Legacy, The Iron Butterfly, and BAHALA NA (Come What May) are available at www.amazon.com/author/rosalindarmorgan. On her spare time, she enjoys gardening and volunteering in her neighborhood.
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