Dec. 7, 1941 | “A Date Which Will Live In Infamy”

On Dec. 7 each year, Americans commemorate Pearl Harbor Day in memory of the thousands who were killed or injured when the Japanese attacked an American naval base in Hawaii that day in 1941.

A few facts about the attacks on Pearl Harbor:
2,388 Americans died in the attack
1,178 Americans were wounded
21 American ships were sunk or damaged
323 American aircraft were destroyed or damaged
1,177 Americans involved in the attack were serving on the USS Arizona
333 servicemen serving on the USS Arizona survived the attack

Below is the famous video of FDR following the attacks on Pearl Harbor:

All info above and more info via Pearl Harbor Day: Key Facts About the Attack on December 7, 1941.

By Shay

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