Pearl Harbor widows, enlisted by the government, report for work at a West Coast air factory. February, 1942

7 sons in service in 1942

The telegram announcing the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Colonel Ruby Bradley was captured by the Japanese in the Philippines. After her capture, Bradley continued to work as a nurse in prisoner of war camps until 1945. She is the most-decorated woman in US military history.

Female firefighters working at Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941

This is one of the unseen photos from Pearl Harbor. This photo shows the many people that are coming to help out Pearl Harbor. They are here to remember Pearl Harbor. The have a flag showing their support for the United States. They are there to help clean up the mess of Pearl Harbor.

Pin honoring Pearl Harbor hero Dorie Miller, a African American messman who was untrained in machine gun use due to rigid Naval segregation policies, Miller took over a machine gun aboard the USS West Virginia and was officially credited with downing two Japanese planes. Miller was honored as one of the first heroes of World War II, and six months after the attack was given the Navy Cross by Admiral Chester Nimitz.

An American war worker at Lockheed’s Burbank P-38 facility After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the United States’ national war production—from aircraft, to tanks, to ammunition—found itself as high is 260%. There wasn’t any part of the United States’ that wasn’t involved in the war effort as the consumer market seemingly disappeared over night.

Ships at anchor on battleship row in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941

Dorie MIller, a messman in the U.S. Navy was awarded the Navy Cross for his heroic deeds at Pearl Harbor (1st African American to be awarded the Navy Cross). ALL HE DID The Morning of Pearl Harbor Bombing was carry wounded sailors to safer locations, move his injured Captain (the Captain refused to leave his post & remained until his death), load machine guns, take control of one & began firing at Japanese planes (He HAD NO TRAINING IN OPERATING ONE). He fired until he ran out of ammunition.

Geronimo. In February 1909, Geronimo was thrown from his horse while riding home, lay in the cold all night before a friend found him. He died of pneumonia on 2/17/1909, as a prisoner of the U.S. at Fort Sill, OK. His last words were reported to be said to his nephew, "I should have never surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive." He was buried at Fort Sill, OK in the Apache Indian Prisoner of War Cemetery.

Women's Air Force Service pilot, 1942.

On March 22, 1941, Jimmy Stewart was drafted into the U.S. Armed Forces. He was assigned to the Army Air Corps as an enlisted man.In 1943, Stewart went to England as Commanding Officer of the 703d Bomb Squadron, equipped with B-24s. He began flying combat missions and on March 31, 1944, was appointed Operations Officer of the 453rd Bomb Group and, subsequently, Chief of Staff of the 2nd Combat wing, 2nd Air Division of the 8th Air Force. Stewart ended the war with 20 combat missions.

Olkusz, Poland July 31, 1940 - Rabbi Moshe Yitzchak Hagerman was brought to the town square with other Jewish men by a German police unit and publicly abused and humiliated. The Rabbi was murdered in 1942 in Majdanek.

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Cornelia Fort [1919-1943] Member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots [WASP] Witness to Pearl Harbor Attack First American female aviator killed in active duty

Righting USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor

Ronald Reagan (1911-2006) He enlisted in Army 1935. Enlisted Reserve 1937. Regan was a private in Troop B, 322nd Cavalry and ordered to active duty in 1942. Due to his nearsightedness, was classified for limited service only, which excluded serving overseas. He was assigned to First Motion Picture Unit in 1944, where Captain Reagan remained until end of World War II. He served as the 33rd Governor of California. As the 40th President of United States, his final rank was Commander-in-Chief...

Chimney sweep, before child labor laws outlawed the work of such young children

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Bike messengers leaving the White House on Dec. 7, 1941, day of Pearl Harbor attack.