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14 Rare Photos From The Attack on Pearl Harbor You’ve Never Seen

December 7, 1941: A day that lives on as one of the most tragic attacks on the United States and the event that launched our dear country into World War II.

The Japanese Imperial Navy attacks against U.S. Naval Base Pearl Harbor, which began at approximately 7:48 a.m. Hawaiian Standard Time, damaged all eight U.S. Navy battleships, three cruisers, three destroyers, and anti-aircraft training ship, and one minelayer. Approximately 2,400 Americans were killed, and another 1,170 were wounded.

We are sharing these fourteen rare photographs from that fateful day in hopes that we can reflect upon this great tragedy in America’s history, which occurred exactly 74 years ago today.

Let us all take a moment of silence to remember all the great Americans that were killed or wounded during the attacks on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.

Megan Shute
Megan is a freelance journalist residing near Honolulu, Hawaii. Since moving to Hawaii from the mainland two years ago, she has become obsessed with hiking, beach trips, and Kona coffee.