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The shallow depth at Pearl Harbor made Americans think they were safe from aerial torpedoes. However an astute invention by the Japanese proved those feelings of safety false. The torpedoes played a crucial role in the attack. PEARL HARBOR – USS OKLAHOMA – THE FINAL STORY premieres Wednesday, November 23 at 8/7c.
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Seventy-five years ago, as the sun was rising over the small pacific island of Oahu, Japan unleashed an unprecedented attack on the Unites States. That day, Dec. 7, 1941, would come to be known as a day of infamy, and forever make Pearl Harbor synonymous with World War II. Explore what happened to the USS Oklahoma, the only battleship to capsize during the Pearl Harbor attack. Examine new details about what may have caused the ship to overturn and hear stories from Oklahoma survivors and families of those lost.