Daily Archives: December 7, 2008

Pearl Harbor Invasion December 7, 1941

‘A Date Which Will Live in Infamy’ – Franklin D. Roosevelt.  December 7,1941.

Video: A day that still lives in infamy from Hot Air provides a little background and the video.

Attack on pearl harbor

October 21, 2006

“U.S.S. Shaw exlploding in the background during the attack on Pearl Harbor.”
Image courtesy of http://k6.woodward.edu/ms/2ndperiod-2sem/zil/portfolio/academics.html and  http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/timeline/pearl.htm.

Image courtesy of http://rst.gsfc.nasa.gov/Sect6/Sect6_9.html.

“Photo# 80-G-474789  Burning Ships in Pearl Harbor drydocks, 7 December 1941.”
Image courtesy of http://staff.imsa.edu/socsci/jvictory/help_07/exemplary_papers/tu_09_4/overcoming.html.

“President Franklin Roosevelt addresses a joint session of Congress asking for a declaration of war against Japan, December 8, 1941.  National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Joint Committees of Congress.  In 1945 Congress established a Joint Committee to Investigate the Pearl Harbor Attack, chaired by Senate Majority Leader Alben Barkley. The investigation produced 67 volumes of testimony. This photograph is one of several submitted as an exhibit in the hearings of the Committee.”
Image courtesy of http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/treasures_of_congress/Images/page_21/67b.html.

“Smoke billows out from U.S. ships hit during the Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor.”
Image courtesy of http://www.annefrankguide.net/en-US/bronnenbank.asp?oid=18790.

The Japanese attack on the US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii was the event that directly led to US involvement in the Second World War. The attack that started at 7.55 on Sunday morning December 7, 1941, led to the deaths of 2,400 Americans, with another 1,178 injured. Within two hours, five battleships had been sunk, and another 16 damaged. 188 aircraft were destroyed. But the main target – 3 US aircraft carriers – usually stationed at Pearl Harbor, but assigned elsewhere on that day, escaped damage.

Image courtesy of http://inouye.senate.gov/Home/Hawaii.cfm.

“Pearl Harbor, taken by surprise, during the Japanese aerial attack. Wreckage at Naval Air Station, Pearl Harbor.”
Image courtesy of  http://narademo.umiacs.umd.edu/cgi-bin/isadg/viewobject.pl?object=59314&tab=1.

“U.S.S. Arizona Memorial”
Image courtesy of http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1353/.

National Park Service U.S.S. Arizona.

“The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor is “ground zero” where World War II began for the United States. The event where Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto stated: “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant…”
The USS Arizona serves as the final resting place for many of the battleship’s 1,177 crew members who lost their lives on December 7, 1941.

Series : General Photographic File of the Department of Navy.  Additional images.

These photographs document the activities of the United States Navy for the time period 1900-1958. The bulk of the records document the activities of the Navy during World War II.