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, which declared war on the Japanese. On Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, it is important to remember those who lost their lives during the attack at Pearl Harbor.
To learn more about the attack at Pearl Harbor, take a look at our recommended reading list. These books can be downloaded and read as an ebooks.
In the podcast Veterans Chronicles, Frank Emond describes his experience aboard the USS Pennsylvania during the attack on Pearl Harbor. I highly recommend listening to this podcast to learn about what US service members experienced that day.
Adult Services-Will Branch