A unique perspective - visitors look down upon the USS Arizona Jr Ranger Activity book - 12/7/41 Pearl Harbor

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Dec. 7, 1941, 22-yr-old Cornelia Fort became the 1st American woman pilot in a combat zone while flying over Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked. While 2 other civilian planes were shot out of the sky, she made it thru' the strafing & landed her plane. She was among the first pilots recruited for the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron. In March 1943, she was killed by a midair collision while on a ferrying mission to Dallas.

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World War II, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the destruction of the USS Arizona, December 7, 1941, official U.S. Navy photograph

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Anchor of the USS Arizona at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

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December 7, 1941. Japan staged a surprise attack on the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor. This radiogram reported attack "AIRRAID ON PEARLHARBOR X THIS IS NO DRILL" #PearlHarbor / Source: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

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USS Carl Vinson approaches the Arizona Memorial & the Battleship USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941. (by ALFRED BENWAY) The Japanese declare war on the United States after they attack Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941.

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