Japanese Bomb Pearl Harbor

Japanese Bomb Pearl Harbor Phoenix Arizona Maximum Cards

Stock #: 235767
Type: Postcard
Era: Continental Chrome
City: Phoenix
State: Arizona (AZ)
County: Maricopa
Publisher: Uncover Corporation
Postmark: 1991 Sep-3
PM City: Phoenix
PM State: AZ
Stamp: 29c
Size: 4" x 5.75" (10.25 x 15 cm)

Additional Details:
No. 91-67. The morning of December 7, 1941 was like so many in the tropics...quiet, almost lazy--a Sunday. But less than two hours after dawn, it became a Sunday like no other. Before many of the American servicemen stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, had risen, the harbor and surrounding fields were under enemy air attack. Striking with deadly efficiency, Japanese planes hit Wheeler, Hickam and Bellows fields and pounded into American warships anchored off Ford Island in Pearl Harbor. So shocking was this initial attack that only nine enemy planes were shot out of the once-serene tropical sky. The next wave came less than an hour later, pounding into crippled battleships and destroying grounded American aircraft. With one well-planned and flawlessly executed blow, the Japanese sent American naval power reeling. The carnage was incredible: 2,403 American men and women were killed; the warships U.S.S. Arizona, U.S.S. West Virginia, U.S.S. California, U.S.S. Utah and U.S.S. Oklahoma were knocked out of action