Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
December 7, 1941
On Sunday morning December 7th, 1941 Japan attacked the American
Pacific Fleet anchored in Pearl Harbor.
Best estimates are that 2,403 Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and civilians were
Close to 2/3 of those deaths occurred in the first 15 minutes of the battle
when the battleships Oklahoma, Utah and the Arizona were bombed.
55 Japanese died.
The US had 1178 personnel wounded along with an unknown number of Japanese.
Four years later on the morning of August 6, 1945 the B-29 bomber Enola Gay
dropped a "small" atomic bomb on HIroshima Japan.
In 1946, the Manhattan Engineer District published a study that concluded that 66,000 people were killed at Hiroshima out of a population of 255,000. Of that number, 45,000 died on the first day and 19,000 during the next four months. In addition, "several hundred" survivors were expected to die from radiation-induced cancers and leukemia over the next 30 years.
As with the estimates of deaths at Hiroshima, it will never be known for certain how many people died as a result of the atomic attack on Nagasaki. The best estimate is 40,000 people died initially, with 60,000 more injured. By January 1946, the number of deaths probably approached 70,000, with perhaps ultimately twice that number dead total within five years.
By the end of World War II about 80,000,000 people had been killed or died as a result of the war.
As you prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Prince of Peace,
please take a moment to remember our service men and women who are
at this moment, going in harms way to protect us and to serve our Country.
Pray for their safety and God's peace for them and all who now serve as well
as the many, many who have gone before them.
Peace on Earth!
Dan & Rita D
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