Manuscript/Mixed Material Naval dispatch from the Commander in Chief Pacific (CINCPAC) announcing the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941.

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Title

  • Naval dispatch from the Commander in Chief Pacific (CINCPAC) announcing the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941.

Created / Published

  • 7 December 1941

Headings

  • -  Ballentine, John J. (1896-1970)
  • -  Japan
  • -  Naval Historical Foundation
  • -  Naval officers
  • -  Pearl Harbor (Hawaii)
  • -  United States Navy
  • -  Ranger
  • -  (Aircraft carrier: CVA-6)
  • -  Manuscripts

Genre

  • Manuscripts

Notes

  • -  Reproduction number: A6 (color slide); LC-MSS-78663-1 (B&W negative)
  • -  The United States entered World War II on 7 December 1941 when Japanese planes launched a surprise attack on the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The first official word of the attack that reached the rest of the United States came in a hurried dispatch from the ranking United States naval officer in Pearl Harbor, the Commander in Chief Pacific (CINCPAC), sent to all major navy commands and fleet units. This is a copy of the dispatch sent to the Commander in Chief Atlantic (CINCLANT) and received by the USS Ranger, an aircraft carrier that was returning to Norfolk, Virginia, from an ocean patrol when the attack occurred. The dispatch is one of five thousand items in the papers of Adm. John J. Ballentine (1896-1970), aviator and naval officer, deposited in the Manuscript Division by the Naval Historical Foundation.

Source Collection

  • John J. Ballentine Papers

Repository

  • Manuscript Division

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Naval dispatch from the Commander in Chief Pacific CINCPAC announcing the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December. 7 December, 1940. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/mcc.002/.

APA citation style:

(1940) Naval dispatch from the Commander in Chief Pacific CINCPAC announcing the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December. 7 December. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mcc.002/.

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Naval dispatch from the Commander in Chief Pacific CINCPAC announcing the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December. 7 December, 1940. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mcc.002/>.