It’s been 70 years since Japan attacked the U.S. military base at Pearl Harbor, the single catastrophic event that launched the United States into World War II.  Today we remember December 7th, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy

Damaged ships after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. The USS Cassin (DD-372) and the USS Downes (DD-375) in drydock No1 -Image courtesy U.S. Naval Academy Museum Collection
Divers are shown here removing powder from magazines of the battleship Arizona. The Arizona was damaged in the Japanese raid on Pearl harbour.