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Pearl Harbor is a lagoon harbor on the island of Oahu, west of Honolulu. Much of the harbor and surrounding lands is a United States Navy deep-water naval base. It is famous for the December 7, 1941 attack by the Japanese which pushed the U.S. into WWII.
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Pearl Harbor is the headquarters of the United States Pacific Fleet. Naval Station Pearl Harbor is a United States naval base provides berthing and shore side support to surface ships and submarines, as well as maintenance and training.
The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, on the morning of December 7, 1941.