Japanese government officials have said the visit by Abe, who will join the outgoing USA president at Pearl Harbor, is not aimed at offering apologies, but remembering the victims of the attack 75 years ago.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's planned visit to the U.S. Pearl Harbor later this month, purportedly to remember the thousands killed by Japan's surprise attack on a naval base there 75 years ago, is not based on any change to the leader's revisionist view of history.

"They've all heard of Pearl Harbor because there are so many conspiracy theories about it", Murphy said. In just two, more than 2,000 Americans lost their lives, another 1,000 were wounded, and almost 20 naval vessels and more than 300 airplanes were destroyed. The attack propelled the United States into the Second World War.

In another generation, we will only have memories of those who could remember Pearl Harbor. Twenty ships and 300 planes were damaged or destroyed.

About 350 World War Two veterans and their families will be serenaded by the Navy's Pacific Fleet Band with a musical remembrance made bittersweet by the knowledge that every member of the USS Arizona band - one of the best in the Navy - died that day.

Believed to be the first bomb dropped on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in the sneak-attack on December 7, 1941, this picture was found torn to pieces at Yokusuka Base by photographer's mate 2/C Martin J. Shemanski of Plymouth, Pa.

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a pair of local survivors of the attack will share their stories in Box Elder on Saturday.

Woodrum's father, Henry, a Redding native who died in 1990 at age 71, was stationed at Wheeler Army Field when the bombs and torpedoes began to rain down on Pearl Harbor. A tattered US flag that flew at Pearl Harbor was on display at an OH museum, and dozens of WWII veterans in the Cincinnati region recounted their experiences for high school students gathered at the Sharonville Convention Center.

"I remember my dad talking a lot about that - when it happened and when he found out", Belichick said. Retired Marine sergeant Bill Braddock, who was a 19-year-old private at Pearl Harbor when the attack came, will speak at the museum today.

Since delivering a speech at the U.S. Congress speaking of Pearl Harbor in 2015, Japanese media report said, Abe has been weighing up how to manifest the significance of a visit to the historic site, as well as how to publicize the importance of Japan-U.S. alliance there.

In announcing his planned visit on December 26 and 27, Abe said: "We must never repeat the tragedy of the war".

That's why they're called the greatest generation.


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