Woonsocket in Providence County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
The attack was carried out by more than 350 aircraft launched from six aircraft carriers and was a surprise and nearly a total success. The United States had eight battleships sunk or damaged and eleven other ships sunk or damaged. Three American aircraft carriers out at sea at the time of the attack were spared the onslaught. Nearly 350 American aircraft mostly on the ground were destroyed or damaged. The Japanese lost only 29 of their attacking aircraft and five midget submarines which had penetrated the inner defenses of Pearl Harbor. There were 2,403 American lives lost including 68 civilians. Among the military dead were 1,177 sailors and Marines who were killed when the U.S.S. Arizona battleship exploded and sank instantly in the very early stages of the attack.
The following day in Washington, D.C. President Franklin D. Roosevelt before a joint session of the United States Congress called the attack “a date which will live in infamy"
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant day of the year for for this entry is May 31.
Location. 42° 0.443′ N, 71° 31.695′ W. Marker is in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Memorial is on River Street north of 2nd Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Located next to American Legion Fairmount Post 85. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 870 River Street, Woonsocket RI 02895, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major John T. Godfrey (here, next to this marker); Battle of Britain (here, next to this marker); Battle of Midway (here, next to this marker); Battle of the Atlantic (here, next to this marker); General George S. Patton, Jr. (here, next to this marker); D-Day (here, next to this marker); World War II Begins (here, next to this marker); Battle of Stalingrad (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woonsocket.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 6, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.