Friday, December 7, 2012

Day of Infamy - Pearl Harbor Raid on December 7, 1941

The Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor took place on December 7, 1941. The base was attacked by 353 Japanese fighters, bombers and torpedo planes in two waves, launched from six aircraft carriers. 

All eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, with four being sunk. Of these eight damaged, two were raised, and with four repaired, six battleships returned to service later in the war. 

The Japanese also sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, an anti-aircraft training ship, and one minelayer. 188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed.

In total, 2,402 Americans were killed and 1,282 wounded.


We will never forget!

Casey Sean Harmon

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