19 Unforgettable Images From the Pearl Harbor Attack 78 Years Ago

 In GDI, Defense, Sea, Air
  • The dev­as­tat­ing Japanese attack began Sunday at 7:48 a.m., even­tu­al­ly killing 2,402 Americans and wound­ing many others, sink­ing four bat­tle­ships and dam­ag­ing many more.
  • The Pearl Harbor attack spurred America into World War II. Here are pho­tographs from the attack and its imme­di­ate after­math.
  • Visit Business Insider’s home­page for more sto­ries.

December 7, 1941 began as a per­fect Sunday morn­ing for the troops serv­ing the US fleet at Pearl Harbor.

Under a early morn­ing South Pacific sun, soft­ball teams were lining up on the beach. Pitchers warmed up their arms, while bat­ting ros­ters were final­ized and the wives and kids came over from sea­side church ser­vices.

They did not know that for hours the Japanese naval fleet and air forces had been speed­ing across the ocean toward America’s Pacific base. There, like a string of pearls draped across the docks and water­front, was the major­i­ty of America’s naval might.

The dev­as­tat­ing Japanese onslaught began at 7:48 a.m., even­tu­al­ly killing 2,402 Americans and wound­ing many others, sink­ing four bat­tle­ships and dam­ag­ing many more.

The Pearl Harbor attack spurred America into World War II, lead­ing ulti­mate­ly to Allied vic­to­ry over the Japanese in the East and Nazis and other Axis powers in the West. And the coun­try promised never to forget this day of infamy.

Here are pho­tographs from the attack and its imme­di­ate after­math.

Amanda Macias and Kamelia Angelova con­tributed to an ear­li­er ver­sion of this story.

Source: Business Insider (Military & Defense)

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