On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, as soldiers, sailors and airmen slept or went about their regular morning routines at Pearl Harbor, a mass of Japanese bombers approached through the air off the coast of Hawaii. Within hours, the Japanese had delivered what they thought was a crippling blow to the U.S. Navy. The U.S.'s involvement in World War II had begun.
Today marks the 69th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Click on any of the links below to read survivors' accounts and view images from a "day that will live in infamy."