Harrod in Allen County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Remember Pearl Harbor
December 7. 1941
— "A date that will live in infamy" —
Sunday, December 7, 1941, "A date that will live in infamy” without warning, at 7:55 a.m.. approximately 355 aircraft from the Japanese Imperial Navy attacked the American military installations and the naval base at Pearl Harbor on the island Oahu, Hawaii.
In less than two hours the attack was over the Japanese returned home, almost unscathed, to a hero's welcome.
Twenty four hundred and three Americans had been killed. Eleven hundred seventy eight lay wounded.
Eight American battleships, four destroyers, three cruisers, many other smaller ships, along with three hundred forty seven United States aircraft were either destroyed or damaged.
This unprovoked sneak attack prompted the United States to declare war on the Japanese Empire December 8, 1941.
The Greater Lima Pearl Harbor Survivor Chapter 9
On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima, Japan became the target of the first atomic bomb employed over a populated area.
On August 9, 1945, a second bomb was dropped over the city of Nagasaki, Japan.
On August 15, 1945, Japan unconditionally surrendered
Erected by The Greater Lima Pearl Harbor Survivor Chapter 9.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, World II • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is December 7, 1941.
Location. 40° 42.562′ N, 83° 55.229′ W. Marker is in Harrod, Ohio, in Allen County. Memorial is on East 2nd Street east of N Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 160 E 3rd St, Harrod OH 45850, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M-60 A3 Tank (here, next to this marker); POW★MIA (a few steps from this marker); UH-1 Helicopter (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Army Helicopter UH-1H (a few steps from this marker); American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Texas (CGN 39) (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Frank E. Evans DD754 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrod.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 23, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.