One Of The Worst Disasters In U.S. History Happened Right Here In Hawaii

The United States’ involvement in World War II was profound, but perhaps nowhere was the war more impactful than in Hawaii, especially on Pearl Harbor. After all, it was the attack on Pearl Harbor that lead to America’s entry into World War II, in both European and Pacific theaters. December 7, 1941 is a day that lives on in infamy as one of the most tragic attacks on the United States as well as one of the worst disasters in American history.

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Believe it or not, the attack on Pearl Harbor wasn’t the only disaster that occurred in this famous harbor during the 1940s. Read more about the West Loch disaster here.

For another glimpse into World War II in Hawaii, check out these 13 rare photographs.