Then vs Now photos compare Pearl Harbor today to the day of the attack (8 pictures)

72 years after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbot, the U.S. Navy made these photos comparing scenes from that horrifying day to the present.

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

The battleship USS California (BB 44) burns in the foreground as the battleship USS Arizona (BB 39) burns in the background after the initial attack on Pearl Harbor.

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

Hangar 6 on Ford Island stands badly damaged after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

A view of the historic Ford Island control tower from 1941. The tower was once used to guide airplanes at the airfield on the island and will now be used as an aviation library.

The battleship USS Arizona (BB 39) burns in the background during the attack on Pearl Harbor as viewed from Ford Island.

The Mahan-class destroyer USS Shaw (DD 373) explodes in the background after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Sailors on Ford Island look on as the Mahan-class destroyer USS Shaw (DD 373) explodes in the background after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

via businessinsider.

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