On Sunday, December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a shock assault on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Regardless of America’s efforts to stay out of the battle that ravaged Europe and far of the world, the motion promptly introduced america into World War II. The warfare ended with Japan’s give up on September 2, 1945.

Along with the women and men who served in uniform, war dogs additionally performed varied roles within the battle. Whether or not it was transporting messages or provides, detecting traps and poison gasoline, or serving to seek out the enemy, their contributions shouldn’t be neglected.

A national monument to honor war dogs opened in San Antonio, Texas, in 2013.

Listed below are 10 canine images culled from the Web that present canines and their service throughout World War II within the Pacific and European Theaters of Operation.

For extra on canines and the invaluable function they performed in World War II (and different conflicts), take a look at the next books:

Always Faithful: A Memoir of the Marine Dogs of WWII

Buddies: Men, Dogs and World War II

Dogs of War: The Stories of FDR’s Fala, Patton’s Willie, and Ike’s Telek

Sea Dog Bamse: World War II Canine Hero

Soldier Dogs

U.S. Military War Dogs in World War II

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