Dec-7-1941: A Sleeping Giant Awakens

On December 6, 1941, America was a nation at peace with a military ranked 14th in size behind Sweden.  All that changed the next morning after a Japanese strike force of 353 aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor.  The attack:

  • Killed 2,403 U.S. personnel, including 68 civilians;
  • Destroyed or damaged 19 U.S. Navy ships, including 8 battleships; and
  • Awakened a sleeping giant.

Live Report:

Pearl Harbor in a Nutshell:

The Call for War:

 

Remembering the Vets:

By the Numbers:

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