Posted on December 7, 2009 at 8:57am
Sunday, December 7, 1941
, began as a serene morning at the U.S. Navy Base on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. The warships of American’s Pacific Fleet rested at anchor. Many sailors were preparing for church or relaxing, and all was quiet at Pearl Harbor.
At about 7:55 a.m. a buzz from the sky broke the calm as a dive-bomber bearing the red symbol of the Rising Sun of Japan dropped out of the clouds. Seconds later, a swarm of Japanese warplanes followed. Sirens wailed as… Continue