The Attack on Pearl Harbor
Part 2: The Damage
When the attack was finished, 21 of the 96 ships at anchor had been sunk and others had been severaly damaged. Of the 394 planes at Hickam, Wheeler, and Bellows airfields, 188 were destroyed and 159 were damaged. The death total was 2,403 (including 68 civilians). The wounded total was 1,178.
Eight battleships were damaged in the attack, along with three destroyers and four other smaller ships. Among the battleship casualties:
Two other smaller ships, the Shaw and the Oglala, were badly damaged. (The Oglala capsized.) The Vestal was beached. The Utah, which had been a target ship for the U.S. military, was itself sunk in the attack.
The Japanese attack force lost 29 planes and a handful of midget submarines.
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