BOSTON (CBS) — It was a quiet day Sunday morning in Hawaii when waves of Japanese planes dove from the sky in the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor.

More than 2,000 American military personnel would lose their lives in the minutes that followed.

The attack brought the United States headlong into WWII.

Today, more than 120 survivors of the attack will gather to remember that fateful day.

Tom Davey joined the Navy when he was old enough. He served during the Korean war, but it’s December 7th, 1941 which he remembers vividly.

Listen to Tom Davey

Bernard Murphy of Worcester was a gunner’s mate at the Pearl Harbor base when it was attacked.

He was one of the lucky ones that survived.

Listen to Bernard Murphy

Comments (4)
  1. cynic says:

    AGAIN…I type a comment,click Submit and it disappears….Whats The Story Here?

  2. cynic says:

    The comment that I have made four times was…” We could have gotten into the War earlier when the Panay was sunk on the Yangze River but would the outcome have been the same?…Pearl Harbor really ticked us off…That could have made the difference.Bad move on the part of Japan.

  3. Ellen says:

    Pearl Harbor was like our Twin Towers. God, may we never forget both tragedies that hit this country big time.

  4. brat says:

    Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamotoas saying after his attack on Pearl Harbor, “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”

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