This Dec. 1941 photo shows heavy damage to ships stationed at Pearl Harbor after the Japanese attack on the Hawaiian island on Dec. 7, 1941. The most comparable attack against the United States was the surprise Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941
UNIT 9 - On Dec. 7th 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. US citizens feared another attacked and war hysteria seize the country. Some 120,000 people of Japanese descent living in the US were removed from their homes and placed in internment camps. Life in the camps was hard. Internees had only been allowed to bring with then a few possessions.