morning of December 7, 1941, warplanes took off from the decks of six
aircraft carriers of the Japanese Imperial Navy. Their mission was to
strike a crippling blow to the United States military forces
stationed at Pearl
Hawaii. With the U.S. fleet out of commission, the Japanese leaders
believed that they would then be able to seize lands and resources in
are images, pictures, and photographs of the Japanese attack on Pearl
forward magazines of USS Arizona (BB-39) explode after she was hit by
a Japanese bomb, 7 December 1941.
clipped from a color motion picture taken from on board USS Solace
aerial view of "Battleship Row", beside Ford Island, during the early
part of the horizontal bombing attack on the ships moored there.
Photographed from a Japanese aircraft.
Army aircraft destroyed by Japanese raiders at Wheeler Air Field.
Photographed later in the day on 7 December 1941, following the end
of the attacks.
from Pier 1010, looking toward the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard's drydocks,
with USS Shaw (DD-373) in floating drydock YFD-2 -- and USS Nevada
(BB-36) burning at right, 7 December 1941.