• A unique perspective - visitors look down upon the USS Arizona

    World War II Valor in the Pacific

    National Monument HI,AK,CA

People

More than just a significant military battle in world history, the events at Pearl Harbor awakened the local military and civilian residents to the character of war. At the moment bombs began to fall, these men and women were instantly engaged into the depths of the human condition.

December 7, 1941 Losses United States Japan
Personnel Killed 2,390
Navy 1,999 64
Marine Corps 109
Army and Army Air Forces
233
Civilian 49
Personnel Wounded 1,178 unknown
Navy 710
Marine Corps 69
Army and Army Air Forces
364
Civilian 35
Ships
Sunk or Beached** 12 5
Damaged* 9
Aircraft
Destroyed 164 29
Damaged 159 74

* Figures are subject to further review
** All U.S. Ships, except Arizona, Utah and Oklahoma were salvaged and later saw action.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Unlike the battlefields of Gettysburg and Antietam, the story of Pearl Harbor is alive in the memories of those who witnessed the attack. The Pearl Harbor survivors who volunteer at the USS Arizona Memorial tell their story to the public; they truly are living history.