How many people died in Pearl Harbor?

EVERY December 7 the world honors and remembers those who fought and died in the Pearl Harbor attacks of World War II.

On December 7, 2021, the 80th anniversary of the attacks was commemorated.

How many people died in Pearl Harbor?

2,403 lives were lost and 1,178 were injured during the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Among those killed were 2,008 sailors, 218 soldiers and airmen, and 109 marines.

Another 68 civilians were also killed and about 100 Japanese people also died in the attack.

Every year, WWII veterans and Pearl Harbor survivors commemorate the attack with services across the US.

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Ahead of the anniversary, a ceremony was held at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii to honor the 58 servicemen who died aboard the battleship USS Utah, the first ship hit in the attack.

Torpedoes were launched against US warships in Pearl Harbor.

Four battleships were hit early on in the attack, including the USS Oklahoma. 

The USS Arizona was also sunk, killing some 1,000 men trapped inside

Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor implicated the US in World War II.

The conflict came to an end with Japan surrendering after the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.

An estimated 140,000 of Hiroshima's 350,000 population were killed in the nuclear blast, and at least 74,000 died in Nagasaki.

At what time did the first bombs strike Pearl Harbor?

The first bombs struck at 7.55am Hawaiian Time on Sunday, December 7, 1941.

The morning attack was broken down into two waves with bombs continuing to drop until 9.45am.

The bombing was considered one of the worst attacks on American soil in history.

What was the 2021 Pearl Harbor ceremony?

The theme for the 2021 commemoration was Valor, Sacrifice, and Peace.

Activities included a wreath presentation from the Marine Corps Base Hawaii and a Freedom Bell Ringing at the USS Bowfin.

A number of other remembrances organized by the National Park Service and the US Navy were also held to mark the day.

While the commemoration of Pearl Harbor is not a federal holiday, the flag is flown at half-staff until sunset to honor those who died.

On December 3, President Joe Biden asked others to honor the patriots who perished and defended America.

He said: "I encourage all Americans to reflect on the courage shown by our brave warriors that day and remember their sacrifices.  

"I ask us all to give sincere thanks and appreciation to the survivors of that unthinkable day.

"Our Nation remains forever indebted to all those who gave their last full measure of devotion eight decades ago."

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