Navy Patrol Bombing Squadrons 102/14 Association




PEARL HARBOR
7 DECEMBER 1941



FDR PHOTO
Franklin D. Roosevelt





CASUALTIES & DAMAGE




PERSONNELKILLEDWOUNDED
U.S. Army218364
U.S. Navy2,008710
U.S. Marines10969
Civilians6835
TOTAL2,4031,178



U.S. AIRCRAFTDESTROYEDDAMAGEDTOTAL
U.S. Army96128224
U.S. Navy9231123
TOTAL188159347



U.S. NAVAL SHIPSLOST/SUNKDAMAGED
Battleships (9)Arizona Maryland
CaliforniaPennsylvania
OklahomaTennessee
Nevada
Utah
Virginia
Cruisers (3)Helena
Honolulu
Raleigh
Destroyers (3)CassinShaw
Downes
Minelayer (1)Oglala
Seaplane Tender (1)Curtiss
Repair Ship (1)Vestal



The Japanese task force consisted of a total of 31 ships. The task force was commanded by Admiral Nagumo

SHIPS
6 Aircraft Carriers
2 Battleships
2 Heavy Cruisers
9 Destroyers
* Submarines
8 Fuel Tankers

* Five submarines (large) were part of an advance expeditionary force which arrive in Hawaiian waters from the south on 6 December 1943 They each launched one midget submarine. Only one was able to enter the harbor. It was subsequently sunk. One was sunk by a destroyer (the USS Ward ) and a PBY Aircraft 14-P-1 of Patrol Squadron 14 outside the harbor.

The Japanese had 28 large submarines operating throughout the Pacific. Some of these carried seaplanes in pods.

Aircraft in the first attack group that struck at 0755 Hawaiian Island Standard time

40 Torpedo Planes
49 High Level Bombers
51 Dive Bombers
43 Fighter Type

183 Total Aircraft on First Attack

The second attack group struck at 0855

130 Bombers
40 Fighter Type

170 Total Aircraft in Second Attack

The second attack lasted 50 minutes



Japanese Losses


29 Aircraft
1 Large Submarine
5 Midget Submarines
55 Airmen
69 Personnel on Submarines



In the final analysis the treachery of that Sunday, 7 December 1941 did not pay. Of the 18 warships sunk or damaged, 13 were repaired and returned to service.

Of the six aircraft carriers, two battleships, two cruisers and nine destroyers of the Japanese strike force, four of the carriers were sunk six months later at the Battle of Midway and not a single one of the destroyers survived the war. 1364 days after it began, the war ended in a crushing defeat for those who began it. It ended on the deck of a United States battleship, not in Pearl Harbor but in Tokyo Bay.






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