It was a peaceful Sunday morning 67 years ago today that the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Empire of Japan. The attack killed approximately 3,000 military personal and civilians and wounded approximately 1,300.
Something you may not know the first shot in anger that morning was not fired by the Japanese…. It was fired at 0645 by the USS Ward (DD-139) at a Japanese midget submarine. Your can read the Ward’s after action report here.