Civilians, including children, were also victims of Pearl Harbor attack
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The youngest victim of the attack on Pearl Harbor was just 3 months old.
Janet Yumiko Ohta was at home with her mother and her aunt on Dec. 7, 1941, and all three were killed when a shell hit their home.
Ohta was among 49 civilians killed in the Oahu attack, which is better known for its incredible toll on the Pacific Fleet.
In all, 2,403 Americans died in the attack 75 years ago Wednesday, 1,178 were wounded, and 21 naval ships were sunk or badly damaged.
The World War II Valor in the Pacific monument notes the loss of civilian life, pointing out that those who were killed ranged from shipyard workers to children.
In Honolulu alone, 32 civilians were killed. They included 7-month-old Eunice Wilson, 2-year-old Shirley Kinue Hirasaki, and 8-year-old Barbara June Ornellas.
Seven civilians were wounded and one was killed when Japanese fighters fired on the Waipahu sugar mill. A similar attack on a sugar mill in Ewa killed two and wounded seven.
And there were also several reports of friendly fire casualties after anti-aircraft rounds didn't detonate and landed in residential areas around Pearl Harbor and Honolulu.
|Dec. 7, 1941 Losses|
|Sunk or beached||12|
|Source: National Parks Service|
To see a full list of civilian killed or wounded in the attacks, click here.
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