The events at Pearl Harbor awakened the local military and civilian residents to the character of war. A total of 2,390 American service members and civilians were killed at Pearl Harbor due to the attack on Dec. 7, 1941.
- Of the 2,341 service members that died on Dec. 7, 1941, almost half died on the USS Arizona, a total of 1,177. There were 38 sets of brothers on board USS Arizona, including three sets of brothers. Of those 79 people, 63 died as a result of the attack.
- The second largest loss of life was on the USS Oklahoma, with 429 lost.
- Hickam Field followed, with a loss of 191 people, including five civilians.
- The USS West Virginia and the USS California followed, with 106 and 105 lost, respectively.
- A total of 49 civilians were killed as a result of the December 7 attack, some by the enemy and some by friendly fire.
- For more information about the names and ranks of those who died in the attack, please go to www.pearlharbor.org.