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Why wasn’t the US Military able to prevent the attack on Pearl Harbor?

As far as famously mistaken statements go, Lieutenant Kermit Tyler may have been one of the best. December 7, 1941 was only Kermit’s second day watching the radar. He saw planes coming in which he thought were US Army B-17 heavy bombers leaving the base to fly towards California. He said, “Don’t worry about it.” This is the reason the US was completely caught off guard when the Japanese attacked.

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