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
Civilian 49
Personnel Wounded 1,178 unknown
Navy 710
Marine Corps 69
Army and Army Air Forces
Civilian 35
Sunk or Beached** 12 5
Damaged* 9
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.

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