On this day in 1941: Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

On this day in 1941: Japan attacks Pearl Harbor
December 7, 1941, a surprise attack against the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii kills more than 2,300 Americans.

(WWBT) - On Dec. 7, 1941, a surprise attack against the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii killed more than 2,300 Americans.

A total of 12 ships sank or were beached in the attack and nine more vessels were damaged.

More than 160 aircraft were destroyed by the Japanese as well. The U.S.S Arizona was destroyed, and the U.S.S. Oklahoma capsized.

Hear from the heroes who survived that “date which will live in infamy” in their own words on Episode 3 of Season 2 of the “How We Got Here” podcast:

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