December 7, 1941, A Day Which Shall Live in Infamy

And NO, the correct salutation for December 7 is NEVER “Happy Pearl Harbor Day”.

I’ll post some analysis later today on what the real Japanese objective of the attack was, what it meant to achieve, and where the Japanese Imperial Navy screwed up royally. Yes, the American forces were caught sleeping, to an extent, but not entirely, and the curious way that surprise likely SAVED countless American lives.
Click on photographs to ’embiggen’ them.

Photograph taken from a Japanese aircraft in the opening moments of the first wave of the attack.

Another photograph (later annotated) showing placement of American battleships

The Japanese aerial battle plan (that was mostly followed to the letter) showing routs of attacking aircraft.