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QPME: Marines in Pearl Harbor  

This QPME guide provides information and learning resources about the United States Marine Corps role during the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.
Last Updated: Jul 15, 2017 URL: http://guides.grc.usmcu.edu/qpme-pearl Print Guide Email Alerts

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The raid drew automatic reactions from the few Marines in the navy yard who saw the first enemy planes diving on the ships... By 0801 when Colonel Pickett ordered the defense battalion machine-gun groups to man their weapons, eight of the guns had already been set up.

~from US Marines at Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941

Speeches and Personal Papers

Japanese torpedo makes a direct hit on battleship USS Oklahoma.
This dramatic image captures the opening sequences of the attack
on Pearl Harbor. Photo courtesy of NPS.


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