In the early morning hours of December 7, 1941, Japanese planes bombed and strafed the harbor and airfields at Pearl Harbor and on Ford Island. When the raid ended eight battleships, three cruisers, three destroyers, and almost 200 airplanes had been destroyed and 2,400 American sailors were dead or dying in the oily waters-and the United States was no longer an observer of the war that raged on three continents.
Tanner, Stacy Lynn
"Progress and Sacrifice: Tampa Shipyard Workers in World War II,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 85:
4, Article 5.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol85/iss4/5