The Imperial Japanese Navy struck without warning on December 7, 1941, leaving 3700 casualties in their wake. It was a terrible, devastating day.
This is Us interviewed a dozen Bay Area veterans of the Pearl Harbor attack. They told remarkable stories. The men revealed how they came to be at Pearl Harbor that day, their experience in the battle and how and why they survived. They tell of Japanese aircraft flying so close, they could see the rivets on the plane and the glint of a pilot's teeth, of diving into flaming, oil covered waters, narrow escapes, lucky breaks and last minute changes that removed them from harm's way.
Here is our full length Pearl Harbor Special.