Today marks the 78th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan. The attack was devastating, over 3,000 service men and civilians were killed or wounded. This surprise attack led the United States to declare war on Japan and few days later entered World War II.

Click here to read the Pearl Harbor pages from the December 8, 1941 edition of the Scranton Times. 

From our archives

A a story from 2017 on how the family of the late U.S. Army Sgt. John Ostrum of Wilkes-Barre finally received his war medals after 75 years. Ostrum was a firefighter in Army Air Corp stationed at Wheeler Field in Hawaii. The air base was also attacked by the Japanese on December 7.

In 2016 Times-Tribune, staff reporter David Singleton writes about Walter Paciga, a member of the U.S. Navy, who is believed to be the only resident of Lackawanna County to be killed at Pearl Harbor –

Film of President Franklin Roosevelt’s address to Congress on December 8, 1941 –

Audio of Eleanor Roosevelt’s radio address on December 7, 1941 dealing with Pearl Harbor attacks –

Pearl Harbor Documents and Photographs – FDR Library –

World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument –

Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary – National Archives –

– Brian