December 7, 1941: Japanese warplanes attacked the home base of the U.S. Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor, an act that led to America’s entry into World War II. Approximately 500,000 Jews served during World War II. This was about ten per cent of the Jewish Population in the United States, which would have made it higher than the average for other ethnic groups. The numbers put the lie to the anti-Semitic slur that Jews were nothing but black market profiteers. Approximately 52,000 of the Jewish service personnel were decorated during the war. (Mitchell Levin)
In 1991, the U.S. Postal Service issued the first of a series of 5 sheetlets which commemorated the events of World War II.
This stamp, Scott No. 2559i, commemorates the attack on Pearl Harbor: