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.

A total of 2,390 American service members and civilians were killed at Pearl Harbor due to the December 7 attack.

Casualties of the Pearl Harbor attack

Service Members

Of the 2,341 service members that died on December 7, 1941, almost half of them died on the USS Arizona, a total of 1,177. The second largest loss of life was on the USS Oklahoma, with 429 lost.


Last updated: June 23, 2017

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