Attack on Pearl Harbor Photograph of Battleship Row taken from a Japanese plane at the beginning of the attack. The explosion in the center is a torpedo strike on USS West Virginia. Two attacking Japanese planes can be seen: one over USS Neosho and one over the Naval Yard.
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.