December 8

Pearl Harbor

On December 7, 1941 at about 8:00 a.m. on the naval base at Pearl  Harbor, in Hawaii. The Japanese attacked America which brought us into World War II. This was a big surprise even though they picked it up on the radar. They were expecting some supplies such as guns and bullets, and that is what they thought it was. They did not have that good of  technology back then. Of course the men on duty were still sleeping on their ships when they attacked. As Franklin D. Roosevelt said, ” A day that will live in infamy.”

  • 4 battle ships sunk 
  • 188 air craft destroyed 
  • 2345 military men killed