December 7th, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America.
Destroyer USS Shaw exploding after her forward magazine was detonated - National Archives Photo.
Pearl Harbor, taken by surprise, during the Japanese aerial attack. The USS West Virginia aflame - National Archives Photo.
Three U.S. battleships are hit from the air during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. From left are: USS West Virginia, USS Tennessee, both damaged; and USS Arizona, sunk - U.S. Navy Photo.