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Dorie Miller a Navy Sailor who received The Navy Cross for his heroics during The Attack on Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 - USS Cassin, USS Downes, USS Pennsylvania in dry dock
Survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941.
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.