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Attack on Pearl Harbor

Japanese planes attacked the Pacific Fleet of the United States Navy at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941. The attack led President Franklin D. Roosevelt to declare war against Japan, officially entering the United States into World War II. At the time, the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor was the deadliest attack on American soil.

The destroyer USS Shaw explodes after being hit by bombs during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941.

Sailors stand among wrecked airplanes at Ford Island Naval Air Station as they watch the explosion of the USS Shaw in the background during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941.

This image shows a Japanese Navy aerial view of smoking U.S. ships during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941.

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This image provided by the U.S. War Department made from a Japanese newsreel shows Japanese planes over Hawaii during the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

A Japanese plane goes into its last dive as it heads toward the ground in flames after it was hit by naval anti-aircraft fire during a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941.

A Japanese plane flies toward "Battleship Row" at Pearl Harbor after other bombers hit the USS Arizona, from which smoke billows. This photo was taken from the yard of the Army's Hickam Field Quarters by Mrs. Mary Naiden of New York City on Dec. 7, 1941.

The wreckage of a Waikiki drug store smolders in Honolulu, Hawaii, after an attack by Japanese planes on Dec. 7, 1941.

Students of the Lunalilo High School in the Waikiki district of Honolulu, Hawaii, watch their school burn after the roof of the main building, at center, was hit by a bomb during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, the USS Nevada is beached at Hospital Point in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in December 1941.

Officers' wives head to their quarters after investigating the sound of an explosion and seeing smoke in the distance in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941. The two heard neighbor Mary Naiden, then an Army hostess who took this picture, exclaim "There are red circles on those planes overhead. They are Japanese!"

The destroyer USS Shaw explodes after being hit during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941.

Rescue workers help evacuate the Lunalilo High School in Honolulu, Hawaii, after the roof of the main building was hit by a bomb during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Troops man a machine gun nest at Wheeler Field, which adjoins Schofield Barracks in Honolulu, Hawaii, after the Japanese attack on the island of Oahu on Dec. 7, 1941.

The battleship USS Arizona belches smoke as it topples over into the sea during a Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941.

A colorized photo of the USS West Virginia during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941. The USS Tennessee is inboard of the sunken battleship.

A small boat rescues a crew member from the water as heavy smoke rolls out of the stricken USS West Virginia after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941.

People in Times Square in Manhattan buy newspapers reporting the Japanese attack on U.S. bases in the Pacific Ocean on Dec. 7, 1941.

"Japanese cabinet meets in emergency session," is the bulletin shown in Times Square's news zipper in lights on The New York Times building in Manhattan on Dec. 7, 1941.

A crowd of young men enlist in the Navy in San Francisco, Calif., at the Federal Office Building on Dec. 7, 1941.

Unidentified attachés of the Japanese consulate in New Orleans began burning papers, ledgers and other records shortly after Japan went to war against the U.S. on Dec. 7, 1941. Police later stopped the fire after most of the papers had been destroyed.