This QPME guide provides information and learning resources about the United States Marine Corps role during the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.
The raid drew automatic reactions from the few Marines in the navy yard who saw the first enemy planes diving on the ships... By 0801 when Colonel Pickett ordered the defense battalion machine-gun groups to man their weapons, eight of the guns had already been set up.
~from US Marines at Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941
- Overview of The Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941
An extensive list of links to command, medical and salvage reports, lesson plans, oral histories and survivor reports. Naval History and Heritage Command.
- Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary
Articles, historic video, and other resources remembering and events commemorating the attack on Pearl Harbor. From the National Archives.
- Selected Documents on the Pearl Harbor Attack, December 6, 1941 – December 8, 1941
Online access to documents, diaries, telegrams, letters, memoranda, and photographs reflecting the Pearl Harbor attack or events relevant to that incident. Includes brief descriptions of these materials taken from the following collections: the President’s Official File (OF), President’s Personal File (PPF), President’s Secretary File (PSF), Master Speech File (MSF), Map Room Papers, Francis Biddle Papers, Charles Fahy Papers, William Hasset Papers, Henry Morgenthau Jr. Diaries, Frank A. Schuler Papers, John Toland Papers, and Claude Wickard Papers. From the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum.
- WW2 Operational Document: Antiaircraft action summary covering antiaircraft actions from Pearl Harbor to Dutch Harbor, December 1941 to July 1942. Information bulletin no. 20.
Japanese torpedo makes a direct hit on battleship USS Oklahoma.
This dramatic image captures the opening sequences of the attack
on Pearl Harbor. Photo courtesy of NPS.