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Map 3: Pearl Harbor.
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(John F. DeVirgilio for USS Arizona Memorial)

At the time of the attack, the 130 vessels of the U.S. Pacific Fleet lay at Pearl Harbor.

1. Note the location of Ford Island Naval Air Station on Map 3 and then locate it on Map 2.

2. Locate the USS Arizona.

3. Does this map help you understand why the Japanese believed that a victory here would secure the Pacific? Why or why not?

* The map on the screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high quality version of this map, but be aware that the file will take as much as a minute to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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