Pearl Harbor is on the island of O'ahu, Hawai'i, west of Honolulu. Much of the harbor and surrounding land was in 1941 and continues to be a deep water harbor for the US Navy. On December 7, 1941 a Japanese Naval Fleet secretly moved into position north of the island of O'ahu and launched a surprise attack on the Pacific Fleet at anchor in Pearl Harbor attacking at 7:55am. This was the event that resulted in the United States entering World War II.
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