Pearl Harbor casualty

12/7/1941

The December 7, 1941, Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base on Oahu began at 7:53 a.m.; the second wave came at 8:55 A.M. In less than 2 hours, the United States suffered 3,435 casualties and saw 188 planes, 8 battleships, 3 light cruisers, and 4 other vessels lost or severely damaged, including the USS Shaw seen exploding here. The Japanese lost fewer than 100 personnel, 29 planes, and 5 midget submarines.

National Archives, General Records of the Department of the Navy


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