Submitted by ub on Sat, 12/07/2013 - 19:17

On December 7, 1941 US battleships were attacked at Pearl Harbor. It was 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time, when a Japanese dive bomber bearing the red symbol of the Rising Sun of Japan on its wings appeared out of the clouds above the island of Oahu.

A swarm of 360 Japanese warplanes followed, descending on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor.

Today, 50 Pearl Harbor survivors joined thousands more at the 72nd anniversary ceremony to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack.