First-hand accounts

Read first-hand accounts about the attack on Pearl Harbor on the 7 December 1941.

Pearl Harbor Timeline

The Pearl Harbor Timeline traces the key dates leading up to and following the infamous Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in World War II.


How much did Roosevelt know? Where does blame lie? Was the bombing of Pearl Harbor really a success? Find out more about the controversies that surround the attack on Pearl Harbor


Links to other websites about the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.


BB-39 USS Arizona (battleship)

Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero (fighter aircraft)

Nakajima B5N2 "Kate" (torpedo bomber)

Aichi D3A1 "Val" (Carrier-based dive bomber)

Pearl Harbor Maps

View the waves of attacks by Japanese aircraft on Pearl Harbor:

Pearl Harbor map (2-d map)

Aerial view of Pearl Harbor (3-D map)


View video clips from Lou Reda's award-winning documentary Unsung Heroes of Pearl Harbor.


Listen to the CBS radio news flash broadcast on December 7, 1941 or hear Franklin D. Roosevelt's 'date which will live in infamy' speech.

Related reading

Supplement your knowledge of the period with our related reading list.

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