USS Panay: Years before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Japan sank a US warship in China

Written by on May 27, 2023


It’s a day seared into America’s collective memory: December 7, 1941.

The day Imperial Japanese warplanes launched a devastating surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, sinking or damaging 19 US Navy ships, destroying 180 US aircraft and killing more than 2,400 Americans, servicemen and civilians.

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