Today, December 7, is Pearl Harbor Day. It was on December 7, 1941 that we were the target of a surprise attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service against the U.S Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This attack led to the U.S. entry into WWII.
There were 2,403 Americans killed in this attack and 1,178 more who were injured.
Over 350 Japanese aircraft bombarded American targets sinking or damaging 21 warships and destroying over 150 of our planes.
My father, Jim Craig, served in the Navy and was stationed in Pearl Harbor. Thankfully, that was after the attack, and he did not have to go through the attack itself. He was however a witness to its much of the devastation.
These pictures show Dad enjoying a little “free time” in Hawaii.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt would call December 7 ( ” a day that will live in infamy.”)
Let us prove him right and like Sept.11…. Let us Never Forget Pearl Harbor.