70 years ago today … It was the morning of December 7, 1941, like any other at Pearl Harbor on Hawaii , the Empire of Japan attacked the United States and the world would never be the same … it would truly be a date which would live in infamy. On this day and every day, remember the brave men and women who died that day. God bless all who died that day and the resolve of the brave men and women who would eventually be victorious.
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. All but two of the eight were raised, repaired and returned to service later in the war. The Japanese also sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, an anti-aircraft training ship,[nb 2] and one minelayer. One hundred eighty-eight U.S. aircraft were destroyed; 2,402 Americans were killed and 1,282 wounded. The power station, shipyard, maintenance, and fuel and torpedo storage facilities, as well as the submarine piers and headquarters building (also home of the intelligence section) were not attacked. Japanese losses were light: 29 aircraft and five midget submarines lost, and 65 servicemen killed or wounded. One Japanese sailor was captured.
Attack at Dawn – Pearl Harbor
Check out the News Reel footage of what was seen following the treacherous attack of Pearl Harbor. This video is a must watch. See what Americans saw following the “date that will live in infamy”.
UPDATE I: Pearl Harbor survivors return on the 70th Anniversary of the date which will live in infamy.