Pearl Harbor

Barbara J. Feldman

The Pearl Harbor Naval Station on the Hawaiian island of Oahu is the hub of United States Pacific naval power. Most of the Navy’s major commands have headquarters there. Yet even after sixty-five years, its name is still synonymous with the surprise Japanese attack of “December 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy.” The United States suffered 3,700 casualties, along with damage to twenty-one ships and 300 planes.