7 real-life heroes you've never heard of from the Pearl Harbor attack 77 years ago
The attack on Pearl Harbor, which catapulted the US into World War II, happened 77 years ago on Friday.The Japanese attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii killed more than 2,400 American sailors and civilians and wounded 1,000 more. Advertisement
Japanese fighter planes also destroyed or damaged almost 20 naval ships during the attack.
But the US sailors and civilians didn't standby without putting up a fight.Here are 7 Pearl Harbor heroes you've never heard about.
1. Phil Rasmussen, who raced into his plane to attack Japanese Zero fighters.
2. Doris Miller, who fired a machine gun at attacking fighters.Advertisement
3. Annie G. Fox, who worked ceaselessly to care for the wounded.
4. George Walters, a crane operator who warned sailors of the incoming attack.Advertisement
5. Cassin Young
6. Edwin HillAdvertisement
7. Ensign Herbert C. Jones
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