On December 8th, President Franklin Roosevelt speaks to a joint session of Congress in Washington and signs the declaration of war against Japan. The Senate responded with a unanimous vote in support of the war; only one Representative dissented in the House.
The front page of the December 8th, 1941, edition of New York World Telegram reads, '1500 dead in Hawaii', and describes the U.S. decision to declare war on Japan.
Officers' wives head to their quarters after hearing explosions and seeing smoke in distance. Mary Naiden, the woman who took this picture, is said to have exclaimed, "There are red circles on those planes overhead. They are Japanese!"
Rescue workers help evacuate the Lunalilo High School in Honolulu after the roof of the main building was hit by a bomb.
Troops man a machine gun nest at Wheeler Field against the incoming bombers.
An aerial view of "Battleship Row" at Pearl Harbor, photographed from a Japanese aircraft during the the bombing.
A sailor killed by the Japanese air attack washes ashore at Naval Air Station, Kanoehe Bay.
Uniformed American sailors place leis over the graves of their brothers in arms, in Spring 1942.
This photograph, from a Japanese film later captured by American forces, is taken aboard the Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku, just as a Nakajima B-5N bomber is launching off deck for the second wave of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
A Japanese plane goes into its last dive as it heads toward the ground in flames after being hit by Naval anti-aircraft fire.