December 7, 1941. In response to the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
“A Date Which Will Live in Infamy”
Images of FDR’s “Day of Infamy” Speech here. Archives.
Pearl Harbor attack images here. History.
Much more at Overview of The Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941. Naval History and Heritage Command.
“Photo #: NH 50930. Japanese Areal photo of Pearl Harbor under attack, 7 Dec. 1941, looking east. Photograph taken from a Japanese plane during the torpedo attack on ships moored on both sides of Ford Island. View looks about east, with the supply depot, submarine base and fuel tank farm in the right center distance. A torpedo has just hit USS West Virginia on the far side of Ford Island (center). Other battleships moored nearby are (from left): Nevada, Arizona, Tennessee (inboard of West Virginia), Oklahoma (torpedoed and listing) alongside Maryland, and California. On the near side of Ford Island, to the left, are light cruisers Detroit and Raleigh, target and training ship Utah and seaplane tender Tangier. Raleigh and Utah have been torpedoed, and Utah is listing sharply to port. Japanese planes are visible in the right center (over Ford Island) and over the Navy Yard at right. Japanese writing in the lower right states that the photograph was reproduced by authorization of the Navy Ministry. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.”
Image courtesy of http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/h50000/h50930c.htm.
” Photo # NH 57670. Pear Harbor’s “Battleship Row” on 10 December 1941. Aerial view of “Battleship Row” moorings at Pearl Harbor on the southern side of Ford Island, 10 December 1941, showing damage from the Japanese raid three days earlier. Ships seen are (from left to right): USS Arizona, burned out and sunk, with oil streaming from her bunkers; USS Tennessee with USS West Virginia sunk alongside; and USS Maryland with USS Oklahoma capsized alongside.”
Image courtesy of http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/h57000/h57670.jpg.