Pearl Harbor – A Date Which Will Live in Infamy
December 7, 1941
The Hawaiian U.S. naval base Pearl Harbor is attacked by the Japanese, killing 2,402 people, sinking four U.S. battleships, and destroying 188 U.S. aircraft. The Japanese only lost 29 aircraft and five midget submarines, with 64 servicemen killed and one captured.
Japan announced a declaration of war on the U.S. later that day and the U.S. declared war on Japan the following day.