December 07, 2011

Day of Infamy

On Sunday, December 7th, 1941 the Japanese launched a surprise attack against the U.S. Forces stationed here. This precipitated the United States’ entry into WW II.

When it was over:
 2403 Killed   (1144 from the USS Arizona, alone) including 68 civilians

Of the 8 Battleships in port, 5 were Sunk:
 USS Arizona: Total loss when a bomb hit her magazine; 1,177 lost
 USS Oklahoma: Total loss when she capsized and sank; 429 lost
 USS California: Sunk at her berth
 USS West Virginia: sunk at her berth
 USS Utah: sunk

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