At 7:55am, Sunday, Dec 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor is attacked by carrier      based Japanese planes, killing 2300. The following day in his war speech to Congress, President Franklin Roosevelt called it "a day which will live in infamy."

The battleship Arizona sinking during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. Photo Credit: The Associated Press

A staff sergeant and his wife find each other after the horror of the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7, 1941. This photo appeared in the Dec. 19, 1941, edition of LIFE magazine.

A staff sergeant and his wife find each other after the horror of the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. This photo appeared in the Dec. edition of LIFE magazine. by danel

Lt. Annie G. Fox was the first woman to receive the Purple Heart for combat. She served as the chief nurse in the Army Nurse Corps at Hickam Field during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941.

8 Female Fighters of World War II

A HERO: Lt. Annie G. Fox was the first woman to receive the Purple Heart for combat. She served as the chief nurse in the Army Nurse Corps at Hickam Field during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, on December

PEARL HARBOR after the Japanese   invasion--Dec. 7, 1941

Pearl Harbor Through the Eyes of a LIFE Photographer - Photo Essays

December 7, 1941: This picture, taken by a Japanese photographer, shows how American ships are clustered together before the surprise Japanese aerial attack on Pear Harbor

Photos: The Pacific and Adjacent Theaters in WWII

“Captured Japanese photograph taken during the attack on Pearl Harbor, December In the distance, the smoke rises from Hickam Field.” (US Navy)

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I keep seeing this pin labeled: "Pearl Harbor Dec This is actually a production still from the movie "Tora Tora Tora"

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