USS Shaw Explodes Pearl Harbor

On December 7, 1941, the US naval fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, suffered a devastating attack from the air and sea.

The Japanese assault began around 8 a.m., resulting in the deaths of 2,403 Americans, numerous injuries, and the sinking of four battleships and damage to many more.

Surprised US service members who normally would have slept in on that Sunday morning or enjoyed some recreation found themselves fighting for their lives.

In 2013, the US Navy remembered the “day of infamy” with a series of photo illustrations overlaying scenes from that horrifying date with present-day photos.

Now, 77 years after the attack, here’s what Pearl Harbor looked like then and now.

Paul Szoldra contributed to an earlier version of this story.

SEE ALSO: 75 years ago, US Marines waded into ‘the toughest battle in Marine Corps history’ — here are 25 photos of the brutal fight for Tarawa

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

The battleship USS California burns in the foreground as the battleship USS Arizona burns in the background after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Defenders on Ford Island watch for planes.

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The Navy made incredible photos to show present-day Pearl Harbor compared with the day of the attack

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