Pearl Harbor Day

Pearl Harbor Day

Tiffany Stavrakas, Staff Writer

Today is the 76th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack in Hawaii.

On December 7th 1941, the Japanese attacked the United States naval port while most of the U.S. fleet was stationed in Hawaii. This happened at 7:48 am Hawaii time. This attack was a sneak attack on America and took the navy by surprise, killing 2,403 people.

Eight U.S battle Navy ships were damaged and four were sunk, while 188 U.S air crafts were destroyed.

One of the biggest losses was the USS Arizona. The ship sunk with a many people inside. People who were there claim that they could hear people banging on the ship while it was sinking and they were trying to get out. Many people tried to help get the ship open but unfortunately they could not. The final death count was 1,177 on the Arizona. Visitors to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii can take a boat tour to the memorial in Pearl Harbor.

In this picture the sunken ship can be seen right underneath the memorial.

 

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