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On This Day - 7 December 1941


The Imperial Japanese Navy launches a surprise attack on American military installations on and around Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. All eight US Battleships are damaged, with four sunk. Only the USS Arizona is unsalvageable. Six are returned to service with the fleet. The USS Oklahoma was righted from her capsized position but was deemed non-reparable.

US Casualties:

2,335 Killed
1,143 Wounded

Japanese Casualties:

69 Killed
1 Captured

Civilian Casualties:

68 Killed
35 Wounded


USS West Virginia BB-48 - 7 December 1941
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USS Maryland BB-46 - 7 December 1941
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* Adjacent to the Maryland is the capsized USS Oklahoma BB-37. The USS West Virginia can be seen burning in the background.

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