Pearl Harbor Day

On the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese bombers staged a surprise attack on U.S. military and naval forces in Hawaii. In a devastating defeat, the United States suffered 3,435 casualties and loss of or severe damage to 188 planes, 8 battleships, 3 light cruisers, and 4 miscellaneous vessels. Japanese losses were less than 100 personnel, 29 planes, and 5 midget submarines.
Check out the featured documents related to the attack at the National Archives Center for Legislative Archives. They feature the original radar plot of the incoming planes from Detector Station Opana and the Reading Copy of President Roosevelt’s address to Congress, which was thought to have been lost until 1984 when it was found within the records of the Senate.
Find books in the AUM Library by searching the catalog using the subject heading, Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941 and read more about it.