(Honolulu, HI) — Today marks the 77th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. On December 7th, 1941, the Pearl Harbor naval base was devastated by a surprise blitz of Japanese warplanes. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared war on Japan the next day.
When it was over, more than 23-hundred Americans were dead, another eleven-hundred were wounded and five battleships including the USS Arizona were sunk or severely damaged. More than 180 aircraft were also destroyed. The attack dealt a crippling blow to the U.S. Pacific fleet and drew the United States into World War Two. It stood as the deadliest attack on America until the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001.
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