World War II in Photos

A retrospective in 20 parts

American military vehicles of all styles land at Omaha Beach, Normandy, in 1944
A view across the water of the explosion in Pearl Harbor
AP Photo / U.S. Navy

World War II: Pearl Harbor

On December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a surprise attack on the United States, bombing warships and military targets in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.