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Pearl Harbor Pictures

Pictures of the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941

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On the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese forces attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise attack destroyed much of the United States' fleet, especially the battleships. This collection of pictures captures the attack on Pearl Harbor, including pictures of planes caught on the ground, battleships burning and sinking, explosions, and bomb damage.

Ground Forces Surprised

Picture of a machine-gunned truck after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Picture courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.

Battleship Row

Picture of Battleship Row in a mass of flames after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Picture courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.

Captured Japanese Pictures

A captured Japanese photograph taken aboard a Japanese carrier before the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Picture courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.
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