UNIT 9 - On Dec. 7th 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. US citizens feared another attacked and war hysteria seize the country. Some 120,000 people of Japanese descent living in the US were removed from their homes and placed in internment camps. Life in the camps was hard. Internees had only been allowed to bring with then a few possessions.
7 December 1941 - USS West Virginia in flames as fireboats work to contain the fire, Pearl Harbor, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii - USS West Virginia (BB-48), a Colorado-class battleship. She was hit by two bombs and seven torpedoes before sinking. 106 dead - She was returned to service July 1944.