This Curtiss P-40B is unique as she is the only remaining airworthy survivor from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 7th December 1941. In additional to this auspicious history she is also the oldest airworthy P-40B in the world.
One of the 131 P40-Bs built at the Curtiss facility...read more
Abe talks about flying over Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. This interview is part of an Oral History Showcase from the International Conference on WWII, taking place December 7 to 9, 2011, at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans.
In order to combat the numerically superior American navy, the IJN devoted large amounts of resources to creating a force superior in quality, the objective being of "making up for quantity by means of quality". During the first six months of the war the Imperial Japanese Navy enjoyed...read more
The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941 (December 8 in Japan). The attack led to the United States' entry into World War II.
This is an audio recording of interview with B.E.(Gene) Merrill, who was a signalman on the USS West Virginia (BB-48) during the sneak attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United...read more