1941 December 07
It was peaceful and then sudden chaos and confusion on Oahu, HI...
The surprise was complete. The attacking planes came in two waves; the first hit its target at 7:53 AM, the second at 8:55. By 9:55 it was all over. By 1:00 PM the carriers that launched the planes from 274 miles off the coast of Oahu were heading back to Japan.
This was the event that spurred the United States into becoming militarily involved in World War II.
By military stand point the attack was brillant however, it turned out to be Japan's biggest mistake.
Please take a few moments today to remember everyone involved in the attack.