Battle ship Arizona at pearl Harbor, December 1941. The photo was taken shortley after the battleship was bombed and destroyed during the surprise attack by Japanese forces, December 7, 1941. The vessel at right is a rescue tug. Flag still flying the ship is resting on the bottom of the ocean with decks flooded. (AP Photo)

How did Tucsonans react to the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese? The front page of the Arizona Daily Star the following morning indicates the reaction was similar to that of the rest of the United States.

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The Star's editor, William R. Mathews, predicted the attack — or something similar — a just more than a week earlier, on Nov. 28, 1941:

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