[Reproduction of 2nd Extra Edition],
, 7 December 1941
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Four Waves, Start At 7:55, Oahu Hit In Many Places
By The Associated Press
TOKYO, Dec. 7- Imperial headquarters announced at 6 o'clock tonight that
Japan had entered a state of war with the United States and Great Britain
in the western Pacific from dawn today.
Honolulu and Oahu came through a baptism of fire today with calm and
determination as wave after wave of Japanese bombers rained missles all
over the island.
At 3 this afternoon army, navy, the police and various civilian agencies
were on a war footing, and faced possible further attacks with undaunted
vigor and courage.
At 3 p. m. the police reported that, based on information from the city
emergency hospital and the morgue there are 25 known dead and 56 known
injured in the bombing raids.
In Washington President Roosevelt announced that the raids were by Japanese
A United Press dispatch at 3 this afternoon said that estimates given out
at Washington are that 400 are dead and 300 injured, of the army forces on
Japanese raiding planes struck hardest at the army and navy bases, but the
city of Honolulu itself suffered severe damage.
Deaths on Oahu are reported at more than 400, counting army and civilian
fatalities. Navy casualties have not been announced.
Estimate of the army deaths was given out in a White House statement at
REPORTS GUAM, PANAMA ATTACKED
Unconfirmed reports this afternoon based oh fragmentary broadcast reports
heard on mainland stations, were that both Guam and Panama had been
attacked by the Japanese.
Press association dispatches mentioned possible attacks on Manila but there
was no confirmation of this.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. (U.P.)-The White House tonight issued a preliminary
estimate that 400 were dead and more than 300 wounded in the army forces
alone on Oahu. Civilian casualties were not mentioned.
NEW YORK, Dec. 7. (U.P.)-NBC tonight heard the Panama radio broadcast that
a Japanese aircraft carrier was sunk off Honolulu.
SHANGHAI, Monday, Dec. 8. (U.P.)-The Osaka Mainichi reported from Tokyo
today that Japanese imperial headquarters announced a naval battle between
the Japanese and the British and American fleets is going on "in the
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