Pearl Harbor Attack Photos: Remembering Victims Of ‘Date Which Will Live In Infamy’

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A view of the USS ARIZONA burning after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941. Reuters

Every December 7, the United States and the world honors and remembers the victims of the attack on Pearl Harbor on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. The attack which occurred 76 years ago on December 7, 1941, is known as “a date which will live in infamy” after Franklin D. Roosevelt’s awe-inspiring address to Congress.

But FDR’s address, which called for congress to propel the US in World War II, isn’t the only inspiring and remarkable piece of history from that day. Despite the mass devastation and death, US troops though surprised by the attack at 7:48 a.m., fought bravely and valiantly.

The attack, which lasted less than two hours, claimed the lives of more than 2,500 people and wounded 1,000 more. Almost half of the casualties at Pearl Harbor occurred on the naval battleship USS Arizona, which was hit four times by Japanese bombers. To honor and remember the victims of these attacks on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Latin Times has collected multiple images of that fateful day in history.

RTR2UW7V The USS SHAW explodes during the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941. Reuters RTR2UW8M This captured Japanese photograph shows the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941. In the distance, the smoke rises from Hickam Field. Reuters RTR2UW8Z The USS Nevada is aground and burning off Waipio Point, after the end of the Japanese air raid in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941. Ships assisting the USS Nevada are the harbor tug Hoga and USS Avocet. Reuters RTR2UW9B The U.S. Navy battleship USS California is seen ablaze after an attack by Japanese carrier based strike aircraft on the Hawaiian port of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Reuters RTR2UW9X An aerial view of "Battleship Row" at Pearl Harbor, photographed from a Japanese aircraft, beside Ford Island, during the early part of the horizontal bombing attack on the ships moored on December 7, 1941. Ships seen are (L-R): USS Nevada; USS Arizona with USS Vestal moored outboard; USS Tennessee with USS West Virginia moored outboard; USS Maryland with USS Oklahoma moored outboard; and USS Neosho, only partially visible at the extreme right. A bomb had just hit Arizona near the stern, but she has not yet received the bomb that detonated her forward magazines. West Virginia and Oklahoma are gushing oil from their many torpedo hits and are listing to port. Oklahoma's port deck edge is already under water. Nevada has also been torpedoed. Reuters RTR2UW83 Members of the U.S. Military stand near airplane wreckage during the surprise Japanese aerial attack at Naval Air Station at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941. Reuters RTR2UW86 A view of the USS West Virginia in flames in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941. Reuters RTR2UW95 Sailors in a motor launch rush to rescue a survivor in the water alongside U.S. Navy battleship USS West Virginia after an attack by Japanese carrier based strike aircraft on the Hawaiian port of Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941. Reuters RTR2UW97 U.S. Navy battleship USS West Virginia burns and sinks after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941. Reuters RTR2UW99 A view on the deck of USS Nevada looking towards the forward 14"/45 gun turrets and superstructure, showing bomb damage received during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, in this handout photo taken on December 12, 1941. Reuters

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Maria G. Valdez

Maria was born and raised in Dominican Republic, where she began her career in journalism covering human interest stories, entertainment, beauty and wellness for a national magazine. She moved to New York City to study Musical Theatre, but went back to journalism after graduating in an attempt of becoming the Latina Carrie Bradshaw. She has an unhealthy obsession with JLo and claims to be Sofia Vergara’s long-lost daughter, and has tried a crazy amount of treatments to keep looking young. She became a Zumba instructor for fun.