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Then And Now: Photos Of Pearl Harbor That Bring History To Life

131206-N-WF272-008 PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 06, 2013) The Mahan-class destroyer USS Shaw (DD 373) explodes in the background after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The combined image contains photographs taken during the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and the same present day location as the event. (U.S. Navy photo illustration by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Diana Quinlan/Released)

On December 7, 1941, Japan conducted a surprise military strike with more than 350 fighters, bombers, and torpedo planes against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, plunging America into World War II. To commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the bombing, the Navy Public Affairs Support Element in Hawaii combined photographs taken during the attack on Pearl Harbor with pictures of the same locations today. They also made the four minute film showing black and white scenes from the attack with color images showing the parking lots, buildings and fields that now exist where the drama unfolded. Check out the photos of attack on Pearl Harbor that bring history to life.

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1. Defenders on Ford Island watch for planes during the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.

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2. The battleship USS California (BB 44) burns in the foreground as the battleship USS Arizona (BB 39) burns in the background after the initial attack.

131206-N-WF272-003 PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 06, 2013) The battleship USS California (BB 44) burns in the foreground as the battleship USS Arizona (BB 39) burns in the background after the initial attack on Pearl Harbor. The combined image contains photographs taken during the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and the same present day location as the event. (U.S. Navy photo illustration by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Diana Quinlan/Released)

3. Defenders on Ford Island watch for planes during the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.

131206-N-WF272-004 PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 06, 2013) Defenders on Ford Island watch for planes during the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. The combined image contains photographs taken during the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and the same present day location as the event. (U.S. Navy photo illustration by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Diana Quinlan/Released)

4. Hangar 6 on Ford Island stands badly damaged after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

131206-N-WF272-005 PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 06, 2013) Hangar 6 on Ford Island stands badly damaged after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The combined image contains photographs taken during the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and the same present day location as the event. (U.S. Navy photo illustration by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Diana Quinlan/Released)

5. A view of the historic Ford Island control tower: then and now. The tower was once used to guide airpanes at the airfield on the island and will now be used as an aviation library.

131206-N-WF272-006 PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 06, 2013) A view of the historic Ford Island control tower: then and now. The tower was once used to guide airpanes at the airfield on the island and will now be used as an aviation library. The combined image contains photographs taken in 1941 and the same present day location. (U.S. Navy photo illustration by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Diana Quinlan/Released)

6. The battleship USS Arizona (BB 39) burns in the background during the attack0 as viewed from Ford Island.

131206-N-WF272-007 PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 06, 2013) The battleship USS Arizona (BB 39) burns in the background during the attack on Pearl Harbor as viewed from Ford Island. The combined image contains photographs taken during the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and the same present day location as the event. (U.S. Navy photo illustration by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Diana Quinlan/Released)

7. The Mahan-class destroyer USS Shaw (DD 373) explodes in the background after the attack.

131206-N-WF272-008 PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 06, 2013) The Mahan-class destroyer USS Shaw (DD 373) explodes in the background after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The combined image contains photographs taken during the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and the same present day location as the event. (U.S. Navy photo illustration by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Diana Quinlan/Released)

8. Sailors on Ford Island look on as the Mahan-class destroyer USS Shaw (DD 373) explodes in the background after the attack.

131206-N-WF272-009 PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 06, 2013) Sailors on Ford Island look on as the Mahan-class destroyer USS Shaw (DD 373) explodes in the background after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The combined image contains photographs taken during the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and the same present day location as the event. (U.S. Navy photo illustration by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Diana Quinlan/Released)

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