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Pearl Harbor Remembrance

On December 7, 1941, at 7:48 AM,  Japanese naval forces attacked the United States base at Pearl Harbor. This resulted in the deaths 2,403 United States service members and civilians. A further 1,178 were injured during this attack. Eight battleships were damaged (four would sink) and 188 aircraft were destroyed.  Following this attack, Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his famous “date that will live in infamy” speech and the United States entered World War Two.

On this day, it is important to remember those who lost their lives and were gravely injured serving of our country.  

To learn more about this attack, recommended books about the event and its aftermath have been listed. They are linked to the ebook application Overdrive. From there, the books can be downloaded and read as an ebooks.       


Brothers Down: Pearl Harbor and the Fate of the Many Brothers Aboard the USS Arizona by Walter R. Borneman 

Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy by Eri Hotta 

The Women with Silver Wings by Katherine Sharp Landdeck 

Dead Reckoning:The Story of How Johnny Mitchell and His Fighter Pilots Took on Admiral Yamamoto and Avenged Pearl Harbor by Dick Lehr 

Unknown Valor: A Story of Family, Courage, and Sacrifice from Pearl Harbor to Iwo Jima by Martha MacCallum

Pearl Harbor From Infamy to Greatness by Craig Nelson

To Wake The Giant by Jeff Shaara 

 All The Gallant Men by Donald Stratton 

Pearl Harbor Christmas: A World at War, December 1941 by Stanley Weintraub

The Attack on Pearl Harbor: Strategy Combat, Myths and Deceptions by Alan D. Zimm