except that the Japanese lost only 64 men, 55 from the 29 planes shot down and 9 from the midget subs with 1 person captured. US losses were 2403 killed and 1178 wounded including those civilians killed by faulty anti-aircraft shells.
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Sbrah, your "history teacher" is DEAD WRONG. 5400? Surely he can't be serious. I nearly spit my coffee all over the PC monitor reading that.
Here are the casualty totals:
2,402 military killed
1,247 military wounded
57 civilians killed
35 civilians wounded
IJN (Imperial Japanese Navy):
55 airmen killed
9 submariners killed
1 submariner captured
That doesn't come anywhere close to 5400 killed.
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