The remarkable stories behind 5 iconic photos of the Pearl Harbor attack
The attack on Pearl Harbor happened 77 years ago on Friday.The Japanese attack on the US naval base in Hawaii killed more than 2,400 American sailors and civilians and wounded 1,000 more. Advertisement
Japanese fighter planes also destroyed or damaged almost 20 naval ships and more than 300 planes during the attack.
Several photos were captured during the attack, some of which have become iconic of that infamous day.Here are the stories behind five of those unforgettable images.
1. The first bomb likely dropped.
2. The USS Shaw explodes.Advertisement
3. Battleship Row on fire.
4. Rescuing sailors from the USS West Virginia.Advertisement
5. The sinking USS Arizona.