This photograph shows the body of a Japanese lieutenant who crashed during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941 being buried with military honors by U.S. troops. This undated picture was released by the Navy Department in Washington.
The Imperial Japanese Navy launched a surprise attack against the United States naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Over 350 Japanese aircraft attacked in two waves, strafing, dropping bombs and torpedoes. Four U.S. Navy battleships were sunk, four other battleships were damaged, and eight other ships were either sunk or damaged. 188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed, 2,402 personnel were killed and 1,282 were wounded. The following day, the United States declared war on Japan, officially entering World War II.