On the morning of December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy led a surprise military strike against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor. 2,403 Americans were killed and another 1,178 wounded. The following day, the United States declared war on Japan. On December 11, Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy declared on the US, which we quickly reciprocated. World War II had reached American soil.
Today marks 75 years since that surprise attack thrust America into World War II. Learn how the events of that “day which will live in infamy” unfolded in the infographic timeline below.
Source: The Melaleuca Freedom Celebration